Our bottlebrush tree (Calistemon viminalis) is flowering again and what a wildlife magnet it is. All day long butterflies, bees and birds fly in and out of the sticky red blooms to sip nectar and gather pollen.
Gulf fritillary sipping nectar on bottlebrush bloom
Pollen-seeking bee on bottlebrush bloom
A hummingbird rests on a bottlebrush branch in between nectar-gathering trips
Red-on-red - A male cardinal enjoys the sweet taste of nectar