Friday, August 04, 2006

Butterflies and Bees on Our Velvet Mesquites

The Mesquite Trees are in their second bloom of the year and the trees are frequented by butterflies and bees collecting nectar and pollen.These are the same butterflies that are coming to the creosote and the red bird of paradise bushes. I've tried to identify them. I believe they're Cloudless Sulphurs. I'd be delighted if someone would confirm that or correct me if they're something else.

Other posts on Tortoise Trail about mesquite:
Velvet Mesquite
Mesquite Honey

5 comments:

Laura said...

What treasures these photos are! You take me away from my hot and humid context and give me fresh breezes, clear light, and cool air. Thank you!

kerrdelune said...

Both the butterflies and the mesquite are gorgeous, and I think they are indeed Cloudless Sulphurs - beautiful creatures they are, and then there is that perfect blue sky.

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Beautiful. I still come by. I have been very busy the last two weeks though.

Sonia said...

Hi Pam, love these photos!
Thank you for the link "Desert USA".
Have a nice weekend!

lené said...

I just started thinking about the divided leaved plants you've posted and started wondering if that leaf design is the most common in hot climates--maybe it has some advantages over larger leaves?