Once we rid the yard of all the trash and poison ivy (mostly… it still pops up here and there) my goal became to fill the yard with trees and bushes and flowers and basically make it a haven for all the critters to live in. It’s a multi-year goal but I love planting things that attract the birds and butterflies to my yard. One of my favorite visitors is the Hummingbird Moth. I forgot that most people haven’t seen one, or don’t know what it is, until one of my neighbors caught sight of it on my flowers and asked. So I grabbed my camera and snapped a photo so I can share this fun creature with you! If you see one in person there is no mistaking them. They look like a fat bumblebee with moth wings and a humming bird’s nose/tongue. They love the nectar from my Phlox. I see them there pretty frequently.