Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus 

Virginia creeper vine  Parthenocissus quinquefolia 

sphinx moth caterpillar Darapsa myron 


The five fingered leaves of Virginia creeper vine are a handy home for the hungry sphinx moth caterpillar. Brown and white, the Red-eyed Vireo is certainly not a fashion statement except for the blue cap and red eyes, but this tireless happy songster lights up the swamp with his musical improvisation.

Earth Colors:

Red         dirt from Red Hill, MS

Black        burned grasses from a controlled burn at Chakchiuma Swamp

Green     American Pokeweed leaves

Yellow     Renunculus flowers

Blue         Spiderwort flowers

Brown     Yazoo River mud