Waiting in Line

No Bobwhites were heard on this morning survey. Maybe tomorrow we will have better luck. Fingers crossed. However despite no the quail it was a great day. It was another drive-about after the survey with a couple of nature nerds. Oh goodness it was a great day. Thank you nature nerds, Jeanne and Suzanne!

Listening for the bobwhites. And it really is a great time of the day to be out.
During the drive-about sometimes we had a little breeze. Hence it helped to hold the Prairie Gaillardia (Gaillardia aestivalis) still for a photo.

What a nice contrast of colors with the green bee on the Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata)!
The Potato-vine (Ipomoea pandurata) was the reason for our first stop of the drive-about!
Come on hurry up as the Delaware Skippers (Anatrytone logan) waited for their turn. This is not their host plant for their larvae. Grasses are where you would find the larvae.
Some of the skippers were perched on the nearby Rough Dogwood’s leaves.
However most were at the Potato-vine! There was one dark skipper we saw but I never got close enough to ID.

A bumble bee just could not wait in line. LOL
The bumble bee did not stay as long as the skipper. Maybe the skipper had the advantage since it was there first. 😉

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Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


  1. That is funny, seeing a skipper and a bumblebee both trying to enter the same deep flower. We have Sonoran Bumblebees here. They are going nuts over my Tecoma stans var. angustata. I counted 6 today while seated in the cabin and I couldn’t even see the whole plant. I am so glad to see a good population of them now. We had a nest under the barn the year we moved here then it disappeared.

    1. That is neat that you have the Sonoran. We have such different habitats but yet still there is an overlap of some species.

  2. That bumblebee sure muscled in on the tiny skipper. I was amazed and glad the skipper didn’t appear to be injured. Lovely drive yesterday with super company!

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