Marvelous mangrove buckeye

Pictured above is a mangrove buckeye (Junonia genoveva) that Bob Montanaro and I saw yesterday on the mosquito control dike at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area when he was taking photographs for educational posters for the soon-to-be completed Audubon House.…

Marvelous Males

Male flowers of saltbush (Baccharis halimifolia) lack the sensational white silkiness of female flowers. Both male and female flowers are attractive to a variety of pollinating insects, including butterflies (like the mangrove buckeye pictured below) and bees (look closely) ...