You know the saying: " If you build it, they will come" ? Well how about if I change that saying to " If you plant it, and neglect it, they will come." Well that is the case of my backyard. There's an apple tree (been there for ages) that no one in our household has paid much attention to. Every year it produces apples that hang on the branches for as long as they possibly can, then drop on to the ground and rot or into the pool and await to be fished out. Every year one of us grumbles about that tree and how much of a pain it is to clean up or to mow. And every year we promise ourselves we will cut it down.
Fortunately for me, who likes to shoot critters, we have yet to cut it down, and this year it has become the haven for all sorts of insects as well as butterflies. They all come and hang around with very little fear of humans (even land on humans). They fight over their spots and eat and eat for as long as they can. For me it has become an opportune time to capture their presence.