Here is a flower to brighten your winter day! This is a North American aster, the species is called Aster Amelius. They are star shaped lilac wild flowers with dark green leaves, which bloom from July to October. This one was in northern Arizona this past autumn.


Queen butterflies live throughout southern North America and into South America, wherever there are milkweeds. They mimic Monarchs, but the main difference is they are darker and have white spots on the forewing tips. The caterpillar is striped blue, green, yellow, white, and brown. They feed on milkweeds and dogbanes. As adults, they nectar on… Read More QUEEN BUTTERFLY