Friday, August 26, 2016

Cloudless Sulphur and Hummingbird on Cardinal Flowers

Cardinal flower can be found growing wild around Lake Kittamaqundi, but this year Columbia's Open Space program established a bed of the native plant near the path on the lake's east side. One of the butterfly species which prefers to nectar on cardinal flower is the cloudless sulphur. I photographed this one visiting the new flower bed earlier this week.

Also watch for hummingbirds around this bed and other cardinal flowers....