It’s Butterfly Time.

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart SA541769000

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.

Butterfly 1

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.

Moth 1

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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Comments (7)

Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

Great to have pretty flys and plants. Our area is odd since the Hurricane Sept.28. We had no electric and water for almost 2 weeks....

Sep 12, 2021 07:31 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Joseph, butterflies are so beautiful to flit here and there.    We are seeing quite a few in Denver too.

Sep 12, 2021 07:33 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Sunday Joseph,  They are in the backyard now in Aurora, Co.  Make it a great day!


Sep 12, 2021 07:45 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I do not think I have seen a yellow butterfly.  I have not idea what that creature is.  It is interesing to see.  A

Sep 12, 2021 07:46 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joseph - when it rains, nature definitely shows in many numbers of beautiful ways.  Thank you for sharing some of the evidence from your yard.  

Sep 12, 2021 08:29 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

We have had a ton of butterflies here this year as well... I can't help with what that is!

Sep 12, 2021 06:24 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joseph- I love seeing butterflies but I don't think I've ever seen one like that. 

Sep 12, 2021 06:25 PM