Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Signs of the Season

The Dobson fly is the adult helgramite. The elongated jaws don't pack the punch of the larval jaws but they still aren't much fun as I found out. This male was almost 5 inches long. 
Both of these shots are from yesterday evening. 

Hummingbirds love these trumpet vines and fly right inside the flower to feed.

1 comment:

  1. I also have a trumpet vine in my garden, but the flowers rarely stay as pretty as yours: the Baltimore Oreoles tear holes on the sides to get to the good stuff inside. The flowers get ripped to bits even before they're completely opened!