It's Wildlife Wednesday hosted by Tina at "My Gardener Says..." on the first Wednesday of each month providing an opportunity to share wildlife from our gardens. With our mild winter this year we've had visitors like this Gulf Fritillary butterfly posing on faded Gomphrena 'Fireworks' for a striking color combination.
Otherwise, it's been another slow month for wildlife. I actually spent some time trying to photo a Skink which is the very definition of an exercise in futility. Aggie Horticulture has some photos on their website if you're interested. Skinks are beneficial in the garden since their favorite food source is grasshoppers. It seems we have several but they are so fast I might be seeing the same one in different places!
Just like last month I've returned to the archives for more bird antics.
There's a backstory on how it went down that day. Lesser Goldfinches, two look like young chicks, having a bath in the saucer when a Black Crested Titmouse shows up to the party. Stern looks are exchanged.
Things get a bit crowded. Surprised looks follow.
Some objections are raised. Feathers fly. But not the Titmouse.
Black Crested Titmouse exits the pool, shaking butt as it leaves.
"Hey, wait a minute!"
Now we have a staring contest underway. You lookin' at me?
Some trash talkin'
"We'll just finish up here"
Maybe there's enough room after all
Almost done here. What we we arguing about?
Okay, I'm out...
That's the roundup of wildlife in my garden for this month. Tina has a post on the value of native bees in the garden. You'll want to check out how to attract native bees to your garden. I definitely will give her bee townhouse a try.