Archive for the ‘Butterfly’ Category

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

The Painted Lady prefers nectar from composites 3-6 feet high, especially thistles; also aster, cosmos, blazing star, ironweed, and joe-pye weed. Flowers from other families that are visited include red clover, buttonbush, privet, and milkweeds.

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Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Zebra Swallowtail enjoying my new hanging basket …. Fairy Fan Flower (Scaevola aemula)

 

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Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

Friday, June 25th, 2010

I took a drive through Dolans Lake a couple of weeks ago and found lots of wildflowers.  This “Wild Bergamot” was just gorgeous.  The bees and butterflies were lovin’ it!   They are “Fritillary Butterflies” …. these are the “Aphrodite Fritillary” (Speyeria aphrodite)

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Butterflies

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Just playing with a little program that I have had for awhile but never checked out all of the options.  Actually, it’s a cool photo editing program ….. Photoscape   And, it’s FREE

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