We have an indecisive Hummingbird. Should she go with the tall bloom stalk or the one with bigger, newer flowers?
A first for the garden is spectacular Fiery Searcher Caterpillar Hunter Beetle (Calosoma scrutator) unearthed while installing some new plants. So gorgeous and listed as an ally in the garden because it only eats caterpillars which damage food crops like tomatoes and squash.
Apparently ancient Egyptians used the Dung Beetle as scarab jewelry though I might be more inclined to go with this beauty. There were two of them and they were carefully returned to the planting bed.
Queen Butterflies stick it out in our hot summers while their cousins the Monarchs have flown north to cooler climates.
There were plenty of wildflowers in May to keep the bees busy.
Buzzzzz, hurry up before the deer lop off that Hesperaloe bloom.
Juvenile Caracara or Mexican Eagle has fledged. It walked around for a few minutes then flew away to safety. I did keep watch after seeing reports on the neighborhood website that some Caracara needed rescuing because they weren't yet flying. We have excellent resources here with wildlife volunteers and rescue groups available to answer questions or even pick up animals needing assistance.
Gray Foxes have been frequent visitors during recent hot dry days. It's been especially dry and we place small buckets of water around the garden for all manner of creatures. Foxes have displayed little wariness of us as they wander through during daylight hours and curiously pause to watch me work. Gray Foxes are native to North America and a delight to host in the garden.
A delicate spider web on Agave Cornelius.
Fawns are arriving in the neighborhood this week though we have not seen any yet.
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