Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wildlife in the Garden

Bull Elk, Elk County Pa
September 2012
 When wildlife is mentioned oft times our thoughts picture one of the glamorous species of wild

Bumblebee on an annual Zinnia
 However we are surrounded by untamed creatures, many of which make areas that we consider home their home as well.

Skippers on a Zinnia
To invite appealing wildlife species to our yards and gardens plant some flowers.  Not only will the flowers brighten the landscape but they will provide food and cover to a multitude of wild creatures.

Immature Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Canna Lily
Hummingbirds as well as butterflies and bees will be attracted to the sweet nectar.


Ruth Hiebert said...

AMAZING shots. The Hummingbird is my favourite,but the others are very close. I love all the detail in the bird.

Montanagirl said...

Gorgeous shots!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Wow great Pictures, love them.
Hope to get the big moose around our home o a picture , its a big bull with big antlers for our part of Sweden.
Had a great opportunity yesterday to photohgraph a roe with her 2 fawns...but...I Always have my camera with me but not this time and we saw a moose....:-(

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shots!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I am one of those bloggers that looks but rarely comments on many blogs.
Your photographs are always stunning and I love the bull elk shot.
Thank you for sharing your fabulous photos.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful shots, especcially the hummingbird. You must have been sitting just feet away. Wow!

Elaine said...

Wonderful series of shots! The hummingbird shot is exquisite!