No Rain, No Worries for the Natives

So even though there was not much rain this year at our house many of the native species are doing pretty fine. The rain two days ago was most welcome by all. However you might think that not much would be doing that well.

Think again!

A cool start to the day! 51f was our low.
The Arkansas Yucca stood out with the clear blue sky.

Where are the Monarchs? We had only two today. The gayfeathers are just waiting for them. Sure hope they come.
The Greeneyes (Berlandiera betonicifolia) are still chugging along.
The red ants were busy today!

Find the moth.
Here it is a bit closer. It is the Arcigera Flower Moth (Schinia arcigera)! The larvae host plants are Asters.
And one host plant species, the Fall Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides) are just starting! And they are going to do great. πŸ™‚

Despite the the cool weather the butterflies were out. The Pipevine Swallowtail was not going to show it pretty side and just flew away.

The back field!

So even though there has not been a lot of rain this year it has not stopped the natives from going wild!

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  1. I am trying for purple and gold with fall aster and goldenrod–may this year they will both bloom together.

    Your gayfeather and greeneyes combination is lovely, Mary!

  2. We have had 2-4 monarchs a day on frostweed and sunflowers for a few days before the cold front. Great article about the Anglo Saxon burials!

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