We have had a spring of extremes, monsoon conditions (swirling rain (think dishwasher) and lightning) or extreme heat (105+ with high humidity). The other day the weather relented and gave us pleasant conditions for hiking. A temperature of 89 with 75% humidity is currently considered moderate in our southern location. The climate extremes have meant we have seen fewer bees and butterflies.
As we came out of the dense Forest into a clearing we could see several large patches of Black-eyed Susans. The golden petals appeared to be moving in a breeze. On closer inspection it was an illusion of wing pushing the petals. The Black-eyed Susans were covered in feeding Bumble Bees and American Lady Butterflies. It was a glorious sight.
Love to ALL!