As I was standing over the newly blooming sage, admiring its purple color and the size of the plant, I noticed a new pollinator. I watched for a bit, knowing that I was seeing a hummingbird moth for the first time and wanting to savor the experience.
Then, I made a quick request to the hummingbird moth and walked a fast pace back to the house for the camera. Not having time to get the appropriate lens on the camera, and hesitating to get too close to the beautiful creature, I shot the photo you see above. After getting several more photos, I returned to the house and cropped the images closer.
Here’s a link to more information about the hummingbird moth.