We spent most of the day clearing sunflowers, tall grasses, trees and black bamboo used to block the view of the houses we had torn down. Now that they are down we are clearing out most of the tall stuff so that we will have an unobstructed view of the cleared property, cottonwoods and Sandias.
We left some of the Mammoth sunflowers and other fancy ones. I noticed a bumblebee, other bees and beetles were all sharing the same sunflower. The first Monarch I’ve seen this year fluttered around me and then landed just long enough for me to get a photo before it took flight again and disappeared over the bamboo.