Date taken:- 30/10/2016
2016-07-04 The tallest blue flowers are again Nepeta racemosa 'Walkers Low', just to the right and lower is Nepeta mussinii. This is a smaller variety that I find is self seeding, unlike 'Walker's Low' and 'Six Hills Giant', which I also grow. I do try to attract birds and insects to the garden. If you look closely at the photos you will see many bird feeding stations.
Some of the regular visitors in season are Black-capped Chickadees, American Goldfinches, American Crows, Ring-necked Pheasants, Dark-eyed Juncos, Song Sparrows, White-throat Sparrows, Purple Finches, Bluejays, Mourning Doves, Red-breasted Nuthatches and various woodpeckers and warblers along with more that aren't springing to mind. There are also various transient visitors in the spring like Red-winged Crossbills, which this year thrillingly stayed for a couple months rather than days and raised families.