Wildlife is attracted to the garden. It might be a good thing, it might be a bad thing, depending on your opinion.
We love watching wildlife.
The wild turkeys don’t very often venture into the garden.
I guess it was the perfect day for a stroll from the farm fields behind us to see what they could find in the garden.
Monarch butterflies are flitting around and landing on the milkweed.
The monarch was also captured on the thistle blooms and the obedience plant.
The bees are enjoying the Rose of Sharon blooms. Just look at all the pollen on the bee.
The bees are also enjoying the thistle blooms.
It’s time for Saturday’s Critters and Mosaic Monday.
Linda you caught stunning pictures here .. I totally love the bee covered in pollen.
The shots of the “clean” bee on the thistle are gorgeous !
I have seen one Monarch so far but I have a suspicion there are more lurking in the garden waiting for the standard hydrangea to fully open .. two years ago it was covered in Monarchs so I want to be prepared for some photos then.
I smiled big time with the turkeys .. I watched a documentary about a man living with them to get to know them and how different each turkey’s personality was.
It was amazing .. you have great shots here , well done you !
You do attract wonderful wildlife there, I have never seen the turkeys in our yard. They look young and cute. Beautiful captures of the Monarch. Your flowers are lovely. That bee is covered with pollen, wonderful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post! Take care, enjoy your weekend!
PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.
I love seeing the wildlife in your garden, fantastic photos! xx
How neat to see so many wild turkeys! They are fun to watch! Love the Monarch…we haven’t seen many here this year! Happy weekend!
These are beautiful captures. I like your visitors. The Monarch on thistle flower and the bee bathed in pollen are among my favorites.
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Great pictures!! Loved them!! Thanks for sharing!!
Love it, love it, love it! Turkeys are so amusing to me, especially with the young in tow. Around here, they often walk one behind the other … So glad to see monarchs! Good for you to have milkweed around. And that bee with the pollen – I wonder if it feels a bit drunk? Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!
Wonderful, wonderful photos, I love them all. I’m not sure why your posts are only showing up in my feed now, though!
Linda, Love the flowers and critters. Good to see pollen loading down the bees. Have a great week. Sylvia D.
Wow, Linda, your garden scenes are wonderful. I enjoyed reading here your Post.