Even though the Cabbage White Butterfly caterpillar is a major pest to brassicas (cabbage, broccoli, et cetera), the white butterfly can be a pretty sight as it flits about, and it can be quite the quick flitter . . .
Like a blue dart, this female Belted Kingfisher came barreling around the river bend and then put the brakes on and hovered briefly, then banked right and queen kingfisher continued on her hurried way down the river. Was really hoping she would see a snack in the river and dive, but not to be; maybe next time.
The monarch activity has begun to wane as September winds down, and really enjoyed their visits over the last several weeks. Sometimes several monarchs were active at once, along with the birds, bees, moths and other creatures . . .
"The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side . . . I'm racking my brain and just can't figure it out. Okay, back to busting some dead wood!"