Current Photos of Mother Nature's Backyard

The garden has all the signs of late summer/early fall.  The buckwheats now combine pink and white flowers with orange-brown seed heads. Nice contrasts with evergreen shrubs. Many butterflies, other native pollinators and dragonflies (see below). Come see them this Sun. (8/14 - 1:00-4:00) or next Sat. (8/20 - 1:00-4:00 p.m.).  These pictures are from 8/13/16.  


Checkered Skipper on Red buckwheat

Fiery Skipper sips buckwheat nectar

Gray Hairstreak busily feeding

Sphex lucae demonstrates some fancy footwork (plant is Feltleaf everlasting)

Wasp makes a 'bee-line' for the California Goldenrod





For a slideshow of Mother Nature's Backyard from 2012 to 2015 see:







































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