For those of you who know the Phoenix area, you know that it is a desert. The desert can be a hard place to live in the summer. But Phoenix also experiences a summer monsoon season when we get a significant portion of our annual rainfall. The amount of rainfall varies from year to year so you are never really sure how much will fall. This year has been a good year with more than normal precipitation. That means that the flowers and trees are experiencing exceptional growth.
Along with the flora came an explosion of birds and bugs and lovely little butterflies. In my twenty plus years in the Valley of the Sun I have never seen so many butterflies and moths, and birds that feed off of the bugs.
We have small front yard that is home to Mexican Bird of Paradise and bright red Lantana, both of which are flowering. Together they have made a home for hundreds of butterflies and bees.
I was lucky to grab a couple of pictures from some of our new friends.
Here is one of a cute little yellow butterfly.
I also have been able to snap a photo of a strange looking species that someone tells me is a moth, unlike any I have seen in the past.
If anyone can identify this guy, I would love to know his name. He is about an inch long, flaps his wings at an incredible pace and has stripes on the main part of his body. He seems to enjoy pollinating the flowers much like a hummingbird.
For the next few weeks at least, we will be graced with an abundance of flying color.
Here is another cool Butterfly pic.
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