Wildflowers: August Jewels

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Jewelweeds (Touch-me-nots; Impatiens) have so many redeeming qualities. They’re a favorite in the late summer diet of deer; hummingbirds will camp out over a patch of jewelweed and alternately perch and feed for hours in the mid day sun; bees also feed on jewelweed nectar; and, on a chilly morning, when everything is dripping wet with dew, the jewels of jewelweed are beautiful.

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Photos by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.

 

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13 thoughts on “Wildflowers: August Jewels

    • Thanks Melissa. Glad you liked it. That last photo was the high point of the shoot for me. The hummingbird wasn’t very cooperative so I decided to turn my attention to a stationary target (I often do that when chasing critters) !

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