Swallowtail

A fast-flying yellow swallowtail stopped long enough to grace our the wildflower garden yesterday. 9-4-2016 Swallowtail abt to take off.jpg9-4-2016 Yellow SwallowTail.jpg

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Pipsqueak

The teeny, weeny grasshopper claimed the coreopsis flower for his own after the painted lady butterfly moved on to its next nectar source. In the earlier photo on the bottom, it almost looks like the grasshopper is ducking while the butterfly feeds.

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Nitrogen-fixing beauties

Legume flowers burst forth after a timely rain, making late summer forest floor look like spring.

Do you speak yellow?

This little goldfinch seemed to be communing with his floral equivalent.

Goldfinch and yellow flower
Goldfinch makes an early Saturday visit.
Goldfinch pair
The goldfinch was actually keeping up with a love interest — hiding in the lower right hand corner of the image.

Dogwoods

Spring has finally loosed all its charms here in the Arkansas Ouachitas. Even the dogwoods have caught up — blooming just in time for Easter.

Signs of spring

About nine days ago, Arkansas saw record low temperatures. Today, the sun is shining and the mercury hit 69 degrees by mid-afternoon. It’s the perfect day for a photo safari and time to take to the deer trails and old logging road in search of spring.