So this is a whitetailed skimmer male dragonfly and they eat mosquitoes! I managed to get close while carrying my tripod, which I thought was an amazing bit of good luck.
And here is a monarch butterfly, and yes, in their caterpillar form, they eat plants. But then they turn into a beautiful butterfly and they dine on nectar. They are on the decline from pesticides, so it was nice to see the huge shrubs providing a haven for the butterflies at the Botanical Gardens in San Diego.
Here is the chrysalis or cocoon before the caterpillar hatched.
20% done on Vexing the Highlander! But this morning I need to ship books and get suet for the birds. 🙂
Then it’s back to writing. We were supposed to have 80% chance of rain. I think it went away. 🙁
Have a super great day!!!
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