Here's a look at wildlife visitors in my garden during October.
Monarch butterflies continue to migrate through my garden on their way to wintering in Mexico. Their journey of over a thousand miles one way is an amazing story. This year I've been encouraged to see a few more Monarchs in the garden indicating their numbers are increasing.
Gregg's Mistflower continues to be the best butterfly magnet. Queen Butterflies are all over it.
Queen up close.
A whitetail buck scavenging the compost pile just outside our back gate.
Deer often arrive as soon as I put the clippings out. A little uneasy to have been caught out in the open.
He's a symmetrical eight-point with antlers all polished and ready for mating season.
Moving for cover nearer the trees. As hunting season approaches antlered bucks instinctively understand their best camouflage is among tree branches.
Hunting is obviously not allowed within our city limits but he's still not safe since poaching from wooded undeveloped areas nearby is a problem.
For more Wildlife Wednesday photos check out the links in the comment section of "My gardener says". Each month she finds an amazing array of wildlife to share from her garden.