Summer is a wonderful time to see many butterflies in action, including Monarch butterflies. Here is one perfectly posed on among these red coneflowers. I have written about Monarch’s here: BUTTERFLIES
The White Peacock butterfly has conspicuous eyespots on their blending white, brown, and orange wings. They tend to be in swamp, shoreline, or standing water areas, where it is warm. I saw this one in a warm and humid butterfly house at the Flagstaff Arboretum.
While I was visiting northern Minnesota recently, the Lilac trees were blooming and many Eastern Tiger Swallowtails were flying among them. The small from the Lilacs was amazing. A Lilac is a small tree in the Olive family, they are a widely cultivated ornamental species, native to the Balkan Peninsula. They are in other parts… Read More FLOWERING TREES AND BUGS
The Hydaspe Fritillary butterfly can be found in western parts of Canada and the United States. Usually in moist mountain meadow and coniferous forest areas, near aspens. The caterpillars feed on violet flowers. Fritillaries produce pheromones, which help them recognize and find potential mates among their own species. I saw this one and others flitting among… Read More HYDASPE FRITILLARY