Hummingbirds and Butterflies

I was so surprised one day to find this butterfly hanging out at the hummingbird feeder.

Of all the backyards in all the world...

Of all the backyards in all the world…

I learned that butterflies are tough. One of our hummingbirds kept trying to run it off, but that butterfly just wouldn’t budge. This butterfly was clearly the one in charge. Considering how much hummingbirds can be bullies, it seemed like karma.

Hey, this is my territory!

Hey, this is my territory!

I was also surprised at how long it stayed. It intrigued me to watch the hummingbird and butterfly interact. Eventually the hummingbird just excepted the butterfly and even seemed to relax. Nature really is good medicine. Maybe we can learn something about how to interact with each other.

I guess we can be friends.

I guess we can be friends.

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7 thoughts on “Hummingbirds and Butterflies

      1. 2kathleenivan

        I found a dead one underneath the car hood the other day, but I don’t know if that was from when I was in North Carolina or somewhere in between there and California. Either way, I’m hoping to see a live one.

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