The wildflower garden was really “humming” with activity this morning. Perfect weather combined with maximum bloom of the wildflowers has drawn a variety of wildlife in.
The scene on a mid-August (feels like fall) morning. You can’t see them in this photo, but there are dozens of bees, mostly bumblebees, working the flowers.
At least two and possibly three Tiger Swallowtail butterflies roam the various flowers looking for the best nectar supplies. This one seemed to enjoy the Obedient plant nectar.
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are back, just as the Cardinal flower has reached maximum bloom. They actually seem to prefer the flower nectar over the sugar water in the HB feeder.
And of course, the Goldfinches are everywhere, picking off the seeds from all the flowerheads.
They don’t like the Black-eyed Susan as much as the Cup Plant (above), but any composite flower will do for these guys.