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.


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┬átheir own species. I saw this one and others flitting among… Read More HYDASPE FRITILLARY