Spring butterflies and hummers

Atlanta, GA(Zone 8a)

It was a beautiful day in Atlanta. Spotted a couple of cabbage whites and a fleeting glimpse of an orange butterfly too far away to id. I think I'll put the hummingbird feeders up.

Downers Grove, IL(Zone 5a)

Exciting.. I can't wait to get our hummers back, way to early yet

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

They have been spotted not far from us and I do think I saw one go blitzing by yesterday!

St. Simon's Island, GA(Zone 9a)

I had a tiny hummingbird yesterday, and then we got to 40 last night. I hope he found a warm spot for the night. My bottlebrush is about to explode, and that is where he was hanging out.

Atlanta, GA(Zone 8a)

The cold snap this weekend was a pain. I did see my first eastern tiger swallowtail high above. Still no hummers but my coral honeysuckle is almost ready to bloom and I think they will like that.

St. Simon's Island, GA(Zone 9a)

Yep, he was back at the bottlebrush this evening, and maybe even the crossvine.

Atlanta, GA(Zone 8a)

Saw my first hummer this evening! Feeling happy ...

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

memays, I didn't see your thread, when I post one about 'first' butterflies sighting. Our weather, yours and mine isn't too far apart. Hope our cold spells are behind for us gardeners' sake! I too saw my first hummer here. :)

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St. Simon's Island, GA(Zone 9a)

Two more buzzed by me this morning!

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Saw a male Rubythroat at my nectar feeder! Yes! Hope it will hang around. This is my second sighting. The first one I wasn't sure it was a female or male. My coral honeysuckles flowers are coming out now, just in time for these little jewels.

Hah, I just picked a random photo. No pix of the hummingbird yet.

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Atlanta, GA(Zone 8a)

My visitor finally posed for me!

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Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Memays, nice! Hope to see more of those flying jewels again soon.

Atlanta, GA(Zone 8a)

Here are today's pics - I love these guys!

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

1st hummer. of year 1st. time I've seen one in court yard, all feeders in back. corrected that.

Anderson, IN(Zone 6a)

No Hummers yet ,, Seeing Skippers of various , and darker BF yesterday ,, Mourning cloak ?, Red admiral? ,, smaller in size and I did not get a real good look at it ,,, Crazy fly in quick circles
Nice to see some returning though ,, !

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

J, sorry you haven't seen hummingbirds, however, your butterflies sighting sound very nice. In my garden down here. I think some hummers decided to hang around. Yes!!! I heard them buzzing around, but finally I caught a picture (or two) of the beauty. :)

I also saw some Silver skippers, lots of Sulphurs, some Tiger Swallowtails, dark and yellow tigers. :)

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Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Seeing more and more butterflies now. Soon will be dragonflies as well.

Atlanta, GA(Zone 8a)

So excited to hand feed hummingbirds!

See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snRh5FSGD5w




Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Cool! memays excellent job! Thanks for sharing that with me and others.

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

What fun!

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Happy Birthday memays! Hope your weekend was a good one!

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Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Happy Birthday!

I'm starting to see lots of Eastern Swallowtails now. I have a Glossy Abelia right outside one of my front windows and the Swallowtails flock to it. Very enjoyable to observe them.

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Happy to hear. Pictures please.

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

I'll try to get a photo soon.

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Woohooo. I found 5 more 1st BST instars on my fennel this morning plus an egg! That would make a total of 14 if the egg hatch.

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

I found another 5 1st instars of BST. I need to start searching for additional parsley and dills to feed these little ones. The good news; they appear to be growing. :)

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Anderson, IN(Zone 6a)

Sounds Great ,Lily_Love . Only eggs I get this season are the ones you call Breakfast !!!

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Here is to wish you lot of butterflies and cats for the season.

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Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Add 2 additional 1st and 2nd instars BST to the butterfly house today. Yay!

Anderson, IN(Zone 6a)

Lily ,, Alright!!! ,, YAY!!!

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

It's such a good feeling to see these little ones grow in size.

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

I keep finding more BST cats.! Those I kept appear to grow and grow.

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

I have several BST and Eastern ST visiting now. I tried to get a photo from inside but haven't been very successful yet. I'll have to try again. :)

Poor picture of EST on the Abelia.

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Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Thanks CG, The picture turns out well. Here is mine.

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