Beautiful Babies

Snipping off the spent blooms as I watched the multitude of butterflies and hummingbird moths land and sip, I finally caved and went in for the camera.

Our butterfly bushes were given to us by one of our neighbors who was trying to reduce the size of the garden.  In the Spring, the Pres and I went over and dug some of the "little" ones.  We now have purple and pink and all I know is the critters love them as well as the American Goldfinch.

I had never seen the Goldfinch nibble on the seed heads before.  It probably is because of having no feeders (seed and/or liquid hummingbird) up for them.  Our DEEP and Local Audubon did report that three dead birds were found in CT recommending that the feeders stay down all through August as well.

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Beautiful Babies

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Ginny Hartzler said…
These are wonderful photos, you caught them mid-flight!! Sad that you had to take down your feeders. I cannot understand why the scientists have not diagnosed this bird illness yet!
Ela said…
Och, they are so beautiful :)
Happy weekend :)
Ann said…
Awesome photos. To answer your question about my hydrangea, I don't do anything with them. I just let them go and never cut anything back on them at all.
eileeninmd said…
I am glad the birds, beautiful butterflies and the insects have all the pretty blooms and plants for a food source. The butterfly bush has lovely blooms. It is sad to keep the feeders down, this is a good time with all the natural seeds and berries for the birds to eat. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy new week! I appreciate the comment on my blog!
Shiju Sugunan said…
Lovely pics of these butterflies and blooms!

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