Tag Archives: Butterfly

08.10.2021 Tuesday Twosome PG-13

I came upon these two doing their best to assure that there will be more Cabbage White butterflies-Pieris rapae  next year. I guess eye contact isn’t that big a deal in the insect world.

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08.09.2021 Monday Morning Meadow Marvel Mimic Macro

If you can add more ‘m’s go right ahead. Bet you think this is a Monarch, unless of course you know it isn’t.  It is a Monarch look-a-similar, the Viceroy-Limenitis archippus.  I was hoping to photograph grasshoppers or craneflies or … Continue reading

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07/21/2021 Wordless Wednesday-Summer Azure

Summer Azure-Celastrina neglecta

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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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08.11.2020 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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07.14.2020 Just to complete the set

My reward for vacuuming out my car was a visit by this Monarch female laying eggs.  She never did settle somewhere that allowed me a clear view, always obstructed by a leaf, but I am happy to have seen her … Continue reading

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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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09.26.2019 Painted Lady and the Assassin

Sounds like a mystery novel, eh?  🙂  But it’s just two more insects from our yard. The Painted Lady-Vanessa cardui was dining on the asters when I checked on them again yesterday afternoon.  I photographed one the other day while … 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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07.22.2019-2 Meadow Frit

Just a humble butterfly hangin’ out at the swamp. Meadow Fritillary-Boloria bellona in Lawrence Swamp’s wet meadow.

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