Pineapple Sage, Monarch and Hummingbird

The pineapple sage is blooming now.  A week or two ago the monarchs were visiting it and now it is the hummingbird.


This monarch spent a long afternoon on the pineapple sage.  This picture was from more than a week ago.


The monarch was also on the zinnias.


It is so hard to get a picture of the hummingbird from the kitchen window.  Can you see it?


The hummingbird rested on the crabapple tree branch.


A male red-bellied woodpecker was checking out the Chinquapin oak trunk.


Grasshopper sunning on a zinnia.


The beautiful, messy prairie at the Little Red Schoolhouse nature preserve last week.  Asters, boltonia, and goldenrod.


Ladybug on American plum tree.  I spotted a bunch of aphids, so I hope the ladybug finds them!

Fall Color:  I heard that the best fall color in northern Illinois is supposed to be in the next 10 days.  It is usually the second or third week of October.

4 thoughts on “Pineapple Sage, Monarch and Hummingbird

    1. I have a lot of monarch photos with the wings folded. I think they were slowing down some as the weather cooled off or something, but yes, harder to get the wings outspread in photos.

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