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.