Petaling Along the Trinity: Watching the River Flow(er)

It’s Wildflower Wednesday again. Here is some more color seen along the banks of the Trinity.

Each spring the bridge over Bryant Irvin Road becomes a nursery for baby swallows. You can see a baby, looking like a displaced penguin, peeking out of one mud nest. The adults fly dozens of sorties each day to bring food back to their young.

No pollen allergies for this beetle.

As I understand the birds and bees and butterflies, this hungry monarch caterpillar is first generation. If it finds a date to the senior prom and all else goes well, come autumn its great-grandchildren will fly south to Mexico for the winter. Buen apetito.

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