A big old pecan tree blew down at woods' edge at the back of the patch on the west side of the highway behind the pump house. In the heat it doesn't take long for the leaves to wither and turn brown. Another tree to saw and haul on a cooler day.
The wild area where butterflies usually are nectaring on lantana has stopped blooming.
I found New York Ironweed and Dog Fennel on the north side but no butterflies. The pond is dry.
An area where Duckweed usually comes up in the overflow area is full of young Goldenrod.
A new brood of Pipevine Swallowtails has showed up at home on Tithonia and Lantana montevidensis. A few Sulphurs and a rare Gulf Fritillary visit as well and lots of tiny Skippers.
Two little videos for your delight in Butterflies. You may hear some birds, too.
Flowers and text are from the garden of Nell Jean blogged on Dotty Plants Journal in hot, humid Southwest Georgia.