Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.
Two of the Burma water-bottle gourds in my wildflower meadow flowered today. It seems like they open at night when the moon is nearly full. I don’t know if a night moth is needed to fertilize to get one of the gourds. The one planted over a year ago in Florida produced a gourd over 1 meter in length. The image of the flower is behind a nylon mesh that I hope will keep it protected from the deer tonight.