A fiery sunset on Shoshone lake in Yellowstone National Park.
Being a mountain dweller and seeing Moon Snail Egg Collars for the first time left me quite perplexed. We found these on a beach and my first thought was a ship lost a few boxes of gaskets that washed up onto the beach. After a few hours of research we discovered what they actually were and were left in pure awe of the creative powers of nature.
From Bees to Beetles to Butterflies the humble coneflower befriends them all.
Several types of bees all in the same five minutes time. We counted over five.
Then along comes this beetle on an unopened bud.
Well almost as big as a small hummingbird. A White Lined Sphinx Moth working it’s way around the flowers for a quick sip of nectar. The length of that tongue is amazing.
…and by the way it is national moth week