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Two Bees or Not Two Bees

I made a brief stop in the I-35 Huxley-Slater interchange today to see what insects were flying. This bee, probably a leaf cutter bee, was on purple coneflower. Wild bergamot also had an insect visitor.  I am pretty sure it … Continue reading

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Purple Coneflower in Winter

Purple coneflowers are great butterfly flowers.  They stand tall and provide a good landing spot for even the largest of butterflies.  The light purple petals provide a contrast with the red spikes.  The red admiral shown a few days previously … Continue reading

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