A Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly and Other Winged Creatures Today

Here are five photos of a western tiger swallowtail butterfly in the garden, followed by a dove, a bee in the middle of a crepe myrtle bloom, and a California scrub jay.

Also, though I don’t have a picture, yesterday evening we were sitting outside, and suddenly there was a very loud sound about four feet in front of me – something between a hawk’s screech and a mechanical tone – then a second later, 15 feet away to the right of the sound, I saw a very large bat, over a foot across, reflected in the garden lights.

The sound it made did not sound threatening, and it was probably painting me with sonar. Thankfully I was larger. 🙂 I have not heard a bat make such a loud sound before. Just about every day here, there is something to be learned from nature.

Please enjoy these pictures!

Published by Jim Flanegin

it shows up in the pictures...I am a US citizen (born in California), though spent my childhood through high school living primarily in SE Asia, giving me a deep view of both East and West.

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