As you can see, a wonderful display was there for the taking. But what about birds? What visited these beautiful flowers? One of the most common visitors was the American Goldfinch:
I saw a gorgeous male Blue Grosbeak:
And even a Wild Turkey appeared to be happy strolling through the maze of sunflowers:
Also, a couple of interesting winged, nonbirds showed up, including a Hummingbird (Clearwing) Moth:
And a beautiful Monarch Butterfly:
So, if you see a field of sunflowers growing near you next summer, you might want to stop to check them out. I'm already planning on a steady visit to my local sunflower patch!
Images and Post by Jim Braswell of Show-Me Nature Photography