My new neighbor, a handsome broad-winged hawk, showed up outside my window to scan for easy pickings at my bird feeder where small birds and mammals are likely to scamper. She sat unperturbed as I quietly made this photo through the glass.
A mob of monarch butterflies were indulging in the garden. Here a female dips her proboscis into the ultraviolet buddleia, also known as a butterfly bush. It’s handy to bring your own straw to a drinking party.