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The 15 Most Spectacular Hummingbirds!

Fiery-throated Hummingbird - There are about 338 different species of hummingbirds. There are few other birds that rival the spectacular iridescence of the Fiery-throated Hummingbird. Found only in the cloud forest of Costa Rica and western Panama.

leaf insect Phyllium giganteum. The Walking Leaf Insect is one of the most remarkable leaf mimics in the animal kingdom. It occurs from Southeast Asia to Australia. Leaf insects use camouflage to take on the appearance of leaves. They can be as long as 7 inches.

Moon flower, starting to bloom. These flowers begin to open as the sun goes down and they have the most amazing fragrance. By morning they are gone.

Lady bugs are one of the best ways to keep the bad bugs out of your garden. Last summer I even bought a box of them and set them free in my yard. This was to ensure that my neighborhood had it's fair share of this precious visitor.