With rosemary providing most of the blooms in the garden last month, it turned into quite the hot spot for pollinators.
Green Metallic Bee (Agapostemon), a type of sweat bee, shines bright on Rosemary Goriza flowers.
A beautiful wasp (ceratogastra ornata, I think) common to southwestern U.S.
Bee and Wasp together
Honeybee working the Rosemary.
Buckeye butterfly enjoying damp gravel and a bit of camouflage in a low spot on the path after a rain.
Red Admiral Butterfly on the always popular Gomphrena 'Fireworks'.
Pipevine Swallowtail on Salvia 'Hot Lips'.
Monarch Butterflies have been with us all winter, this one was at the gardens where I volunteer each week. They seem quite happy with our mild winter this year and, barring a late freeze, we should see quite a few as they make their way north this spring.
For every plant there is a pollinator. Tiny fly on a just right tiny anemone.
Birds have made themselves scarce since a cat took up residence in the back yard so I keep an eye out when on the road. I spotted a Roadrunner near Fredericksburg, Texas. Interestingly, roadrunners are members of the cuckoo family. Roadrunners are classified as Greater or Lesser depending on size. Probably a Greater Roadrunner since the beak is so prominent. One of the few animals that will prey on rattlesnakes, they are welcome in the garden. Just like in the cartoons, their legs do appear to go around like wheels when they run fast!
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