Today's photos are of the Cuban crescent butterfly (Anthanassa frisia) probing a Spanish Needle flower (Bidens pilosa) growing in our hill. I read [on pg. 298 @ http://www.researchgate.net/publication/...%5D that there is a pattern of probing behaviour for the nectar-collecting and pollen-collecting species of butterflies. It goes like this: When a butterfly alights on a blossom, … Continue reading Day 289: The Anthanassa frisia Butterfly Probing A Flower
Today's photos are additions to the photos of a previous post written in 2016 about the . . View my 2020 photos below: About this butterfly: Family: Nymphalidae Subfamily: Nymphalinae Genus: Anthanassa (Crescents) Species: frisia Subspecies: frisia, frisia (Poey, 1832) This butterfly is also known as the Cuban crescentspot butterfly, the Cuban checkerspot butterfly, and … Continue reading Day 288: More Photos Of The Jamaican Anthanassa frisia Butterfly
Every day, since the start of this year, we've looked forward to getting a few passionfruits from our vines but not anymore. This is because various birds have been eating our passionfruits. For weeks now, we've been competing with these birds but to no avail. We end up either picking immature passionfruits or selecting the … Continue reading Day 279: Are Birds Eating Your Passion? Five Factors That Eat At Your Enthusiasm.
There are many species of butterflies fluttering around in our hill at this time of year and I took a few photos of them. Today's photos are of the Jamaican Great Southern White butterfly (Ascia monuste) that happened to be laying eggs. The female Great Southern White butterfly has white wings with a black zigzag … Continue reading Day 278: A White Jamaican Butterfly Laying Eggs
Today's photos show a flowering escellion plant in our vegetable garden. Most persons do not know that escellion plants actually bloom because they've never seen them do. I think we reap our escellions early before they get the chance to flower. Escellions (Allium fistulosum var. bulbifera) fall under the categories of vegetables and herbs. They … Continue reading Day 268: Flowering Escellion Plant (Allium fistulosum)
We were pounded by heavy showers of rain from the outer bands of Tropical Storm Laura that passed by our island at the start of this week. Today's photos show raindrops on the leaves and flowers of our Crown of Thorns plant (Euphorbia milii). Final photos: Raindrops from Sunday's downpour. Hello, sunshine! The sun has … Continue reading Day 238: Raindrops On Crown Of Thorns