Monday, September 30, 2013

Garden Guests: Can you help me with this one?

The north side of our front yard is a certified  National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat.  Really!  We have a certificate!  You can do the same by providing food, water, cover and places for wildlife to raise their young.  It is so much fun to see all of the critters that stop by for a visit.  I'm beginning a new series of posts to show you our Garden Guests.
I don't know what these pollinators are.  Can you help me identify them?  Handsome Husband took these photos.  The soft brown moths are beautiful against the vibrant yellow sunflower!  'Just another example of why you should not use pesticides.  Pollinators come in many shapes and sizes.  It is absolutely imperative that we make a conscious effort to protect them and their offspring.
And now for some bloggin' music!
Fly Away by John Denver
Remember to join me at Holli's Hoots and Hollers for Tuesday Tunes!
;-)  -Marci


  1. Hi Marci! That's so awesome about your yard being a certified wildlife habitat! I'd never heard of that before and it's something I am going to be looking into now. Anyway, those pretty little pollinators you have pictured are skippers (aka skipper butterflies). According to a butterfly book I have, there are more than 3500 different skipper species! I love these little guys. They are frequent visitors in my area. Hope you're having a wonderful week!

  2. Hi Marci
    Thanks for sharing your post with us today at the CLIMB blog hop. I'm so glad to have you link up and party with us.

  3. We have those same little butterflies. Now, thanks to Amaranth Kale above, I know they are called skippers! You learn something new everyday! That's great about your yard being a wildlife habitat! So cool!

  4. Congrats on your certificate. That is awesome. Love Sunflowers. They were my dads favorite and I have always loved there vibrant colors along with the many varieties. Thanks for sharing this information. Never knew our yards could be certified as wildlife habitats. So Cool!! Came over from Angel's Blog Climb. Glad I did.

  5. I had no idea what these were called either...thanks to Amaranth Kale!

  6. You're welcome Vickie and Danni! So glad I could help! :)

  7. I'm not sure what they are but I bet my grandmother would know. She has an amazing garden herself and can identify all kinds of species of plants and animals.

    Thank you for linking to the Raising Imperfection link party.
    We feature our favorites on Friday so please come back to see if you were featured :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  8. Oh my, I have no idea, but they are fascinating. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  9. Thanks so much for sharing at Four Seasons Blog Hop~ I have no idea what they are either, but it is fascinating that your front yard is certified:) Lynn

  10. I wouldn't have a clue over here in Australia Marci. We have such crazy, different critters to you guys. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx


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