Monthly Archives: May 2014

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue I found this tiny butterfly this afternoon in a patch of wild geraniums. The total wingspan is only about an inch. The “Tail” part of the name comes from that tiny hair-like tail that sticks off the back … Continue reading

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird When I saw a clump of Indian Paintbrush in a recently burned field here at the PGT I knew it would be a magnet for hummingbirds; they can’t resist the┬áred color. I lay down and waited and this … Continue reading

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Black-and-white Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler I went out this morning hoping to photograph the Yellow-throated Vireo. No luck on that but I did get a good look at this Black-and-white Warbler. Birds are back and in high numbers all over the Prairie Garden … Continue reading

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I was wrong about Vireos!

Birders at the PGT For years I’ve dismissed Vireos as birds so drab that it wasn’t worth lifting my binoculars to see them. Julie Lundsted has set me straight. This morning she led an Audubon Society of Missouri field trip … Continue reading

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Dogwood Landscape

Dogwood at The Point The dogwoods are a little late to come on this year. As you can see in this picture the flowers are not fully open. Flowering Dogwoods are my favorite flowering tree; they are something you must … Continue reading

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