Butterfly Dreams
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Butterfly Dreams

“I am ferocious.” Male Allen’s Hummingbird. Photo ©Erika Burkhalter.

I May be Tiny, but I am Mighty

The ferocious Allen’s Hummingbird

I’ve named this little Allen’s Hummingbird “Big Red,” despite the fact that he only weighs in at 2–4 grams. He is ferocious while guarding my Southern California backyard against rival males. He spends most of his day perched atop a lone twig on the orange tree, his little head swiveling back and forth, eyes…




Butterfly Dreams is a collection of Erika Burkhalter’s poetry, photography and musings about nature and life.

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Erika Burkhalter

Erika Burkhalter

Photographer, yogi, cat-mom, lover of travel and nature, spreading amazement for Mother Earth, one photo, poem or story at a time. (MA Yoga, MS Neuropsychology)

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