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Nature In My Neighborhood

These are some of the creatures that I have seen recently.

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Daisies

These beauties are growing wild along the side of the road here in East Tennessee.

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Rose of Sharon

The Rose of Sharon is a member of the Hibiscus family and it’s large, flat blossoms and nectar attract hummingbirds and bumblebees.

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More Hummingbirds

They came, they ate and they hit the road!

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Bumble Bees

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the rusty patched bumble bee as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Endangered species are animals and plants that are in danger of becoming extinct.May 29, 2019

 

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Hummingbirds

I’ve been trying to photograph hummingbirds at my feeder and it’s been quite the challenge.

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Monarch Butterflies

Recently I went to the Butterfly Festival at the University of Tennessee Arboretum in Oak Ridge. Watching and photographing these beauties was an amazing experience.

They say the if you see one fly by you, it symbolized transformation and re-birth. They bring change, transformation and new opportunities.  Therefore, they say if you see a monarch butterfly flying around you – it just might be a sign that you need change.