Here are some variances of two butterflies that look a lot alike. Both American Ladies and Painted Ladies are found throughout North America. Both species are salmon colored with black splotches on the top wings. The main difference are prominent markings of the hind wings, the Painted Ladies have four small eyespots, while the American… Read More LADIES
Here are some butterflies with predominate orange in their coloring. When watching them notice details, that will really help with identification. Some things to look for include: spots, how many spots, what color spots, shapes or patterns and where they are on the wing, stripes, lines, border colors, if they have tails, or the closed wing… Read More WHAT ARE ALL THOSE ORANGE BUTTERFLIES?
Echinacea or purple cone flowers as they are also known, are part of the Asteraceae (sunflower or aster) family of plants. Echinacea is native to central and eastern United States, which can be found growing in moist to dry prairies, fields, and open woods. They are a drought tolerant plant. These native plants produce purple,… Read More PURPLE CONE FLOWERS, BUGS, AND BIRDS