Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis)

Laughing Dove

The Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis) grows to about 22 to 24 cm in length and weighs between 74 and 120 grams. It is a long-tailed slim bird. Its back, wings and tail are reddish-brown with blue-grey in the wings. In flight, the underwings are rich chestnut. … the article….. Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis)

Balloon Milkweed (Asclepias physocarpa)

Balloon Milkweed

The Balloon Milkweed (Asclepias physocarpa) is a shrub that grows to 1.5 m in height. Flowers are white with dull purple markings. One fruit from each cluster of flowers develop into an inflated, round follicle with sparse stiff hairs covering it. The branches are pale yellowish green and hollow. The leaves are light green and narrowly oblong to lance-shaped. … the article….. Balloon Milkweed (Asclepias physocarpa)