Hummingbird at Royal Catchfly

I like bright red blossoms and so do Ruby-throated hummingbirds (Archilochus coloubris). We are frequently seeing these tiny birds at the Royal Catchfly (Silene regia) blossoms. I wanted to get a photograph, and with camera in hand, I chose this spot to wait and hope.

Royal Catchfly and Midsummer Blooms

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Cecropia moth caterpilars to share – again

My cecropia moth experience continues. In May, I reported on the emergence of the third generation of cecropia moths (Hyalophora cecropia). My three moths were all males. However, my friend, Susan had both male and female moths, and an additional male flew from the outside into her open cage to mate with one of the females.

Cecropia moths mating

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