Bindweed and common purslane spotting in ABQ backyard
The first on my list of tried and true attractions will be Agastache. I know it as licorice mint hyssop.
Silver lace vine, honeysuckle, trumpet vine and Virginia creeper can all climb and deliver some good color.
H. macrophylla are a great performers in areas where the winters are fairly mild, but disappointing where the plants freeze to the ground every year.
Scorpions and other critters have a fluorescent glow when hit by UV light.