Bees, Butterflies and HummingbirdsPosted: December 28, 2016
Our record breaking Christmas heatwave has encouraged flora and fauna to emerge from their winter rests. The bees are finishing off a feeder a day.
Butterflies are feasting on the last of the summer flowers.
Caterpillar eggs are hatching and thankfully the Passion Flower has replenished its leaves for the babies.
Azaleas that are supposed to bloom in March are beginning to open. A Gardenia has also popped out.
The Buff-bellied hummingbird is still hanging out in the yard, but is now also using the feeder as the flowers dwindle. The weather forecast is showing temperatures dropping down to our normal “warm” winter weather with no freezes for awhile.
My post Christmas plans are to clean out some beds and plant winter annuals while the weather is nice.