This one is blooming on campus, and aside from the wonderful floral scent, it is attracting an amazing diversity of pollinators, including many not pictured here that were camera shy.
Giant purple hairstreak:
The monarch butterflies are migrating through to Mexico:
American snout butterflies have been migrating by the thousands and thousands over the past couple of weeks. There was a humongous stream of them going through downtown just about 2 weeks ago. A sight to behold:
These butterflies go into huge migrations when there has been a drought followed by a drought-relieving rain. The caterpillars feed on hackberries and prefer tiny new leaves, which come out after rain. So, the population explodes and the migration happens...
A colorful moth:
And a non-colorful moth:
A neat little fly:
And the shrub was just bouncing with honey bees.