November is Manatee Awareness Month! Today we wish thise gentle giants a safe and happy Manatee Awareness Month. Closer cousins to elephants than to fellow sea mammals such as whales and dolphins, manatees follow a fully herbivorous diet of sea grasses and other marine plants — so these fish hanging out with our buddy here needn"t fear becoming a manatee"s lunch. 😀
The Lantana plant, native to tropical regions of the Americas and Africa but exist as an introduced species in numerous areas such as the Maltese islands, is an important source of nectar not only for butterflies but also for many other insect species.