14 July 2009

Why I grow milkweed and other unkraut

This strange & wonderful little creature is actually a type of moth, rather appropriately named Hummingbird Moth. There were several feeding on milkweed nectar, or pollen, or sap --whatever it is they get-- and they were hardly skittish at all about me wading in amongst them with my camera.

Closeups (same pix as above, at higher resolution):

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