Everything is blooming and greening up nicely. The male Lucifer Hummingbirds are really revved up to mate with the females. But the females are busy making nests and won't have anything to do with them.
photo by Mac Womack
Meanwhile, the impatient males are displaying to one another. It'll all work out, though, in the scheme of things.
I've struggled for years trying to raise a Woolly Butterfly bush (Buddleia marrubifolia). This one I've managed to keep alive so far. Here is my first butterfly photo on it, a Common Streaky-Skipper.
I have lived in the Christmas Mountains since 1976, and started my oasis in 1996. You can contact me at email@example.com for visiting instructions. No minors. Pet rules are the same as for Big Bend National Park.