The summer garden...while hot and humid...is an inviting place for many visitors. This cute little green grasshopper (upper left) looks so pretty perched on a pink zinnia flower. He's cute...unlike the large yellow Lubbers which are also present in the summer garden.
All of a sudden the caterpillars have arrived to dine on some of their favorite meals.
Swallowtail cats love the bronze fennel...
and the green fennel, too!
The Monarchs have almost stripped the Milkweed bare. Good thing I planted lots of plants from seed earlier this summer. I'm glad to see that this fellow brought along some friends. I can't wait for them to reappear as butterflies.
Ahh, here's a Queen...hope she's laying some eggs.
One of the Monarch's favorite is the Lindley Butterflybush. I just discovered the name of this wonderful passalong plant on a website listing "Florida-Friendly Plants." Unlike other buddleias, this plant can take the heat and the cold. It's been a great addition in my yard for more than 4 years.
More Monarchs on the Milkweed
The butterflies are some of my favorite summer visitors!