Category Archives: Butterflies

07.26.2021 Macro Monarch Monday

We’ve had lots of Monarch visitors in the yard flying around depositing eggs and there have been several larvae nibbling on the milkweeds. This was my first opportunity to capture one while nectaring. We seem to be having a good … Continue reading

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07.19.21 Macro Monday…another little piece of Nature

Cabbage White- Pieris rapae on a garden geranium.  These are quite active and just when you think you are homed in on one it flies.  Fortunately this one was hungry.

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08.29.2020 Gimme Shelter

We have received a fair amount of gentle rain today which is very good for wetting the ground.  Later we should see some of the remnants of Laura as the storms heads northeast. Whether that will replenish the brooks remains … Continue reading

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08.11.2020 Another Day, Another Skipper

Two different skipper species ties my annual record in the yard. Maybe they don’t visit the yard all that often or I just might not be looking at the right time.  But it was a delight to have a pair … Continue reading

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08.05.2020 It’s about time

that a Monarch posed long enough for a shot.  With all the visits that successfully produced larvae, I never had a Monarch-Danaus plexippus sit still long enough for me to get a clear shot until Sunday. Lots of fluttering about … Continue reading

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08.02.2020 Sweet Sunday Skipper

Things are starting to pick up in the yard. While walking around I noticed this Least Skipper-Ancyloxypha numitor on a grass blade near all the wood chips from the wood pile that is waiting to be split. Tough on the … Continue reading

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07.17.2020-2 Flashback Friday 2003-Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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07.06.2020-2 The highlight of my morning.

I headed out this morning with Canada Lilies on my mind.  I found one plant that apparently is running a bit late and only had buds, no open blooms yet.  Others have posted images on Facebook of them from different … Continue reading

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02.21.2020 Flashback Friday

My Screen Saver slideshow has been working overtime while Lightroom has been building the new catalog.  Things are going really well thanks to Alexander Kunz  who has been helping me straighten things out and get everything in proper order.  If … Continue reading

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09.22.2019 Two on the Asters

While mowing near our vegetable/flower garden, I noticed the asters were really busy with butterflies and bees.  The bees were busy and kept about their pollen gathering and for the most part so were the butterflies.  There were two Monarchs-Danaus … Continue reading

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