skippers and salvia

Right now, the prettiest thing in our drought-stricken garden is a lone salvia plant that sprang up this spring and thrived on neglect. The deer have left it alone, and its bright purple flowers have proved a magnet for bees and skipper moths.



Most of the time, the bees act like a tough street gang, chasing away the moths moving in on their turf. But sometimes they’ll share.


The moths are more peaceable. Sometimes there will be several on the plant at one time. Here, two share a branch.


Cute moth faces:




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