This bush is a Bluebeard Longwood Blue, there are at least five of these in my neighborhood. On sunny days this summer, I have seen numerous Painted Lady Butterflies and Honeybees on them. Here are a few photos from one morning.
“But Anna knew full well that it was no use playing things safe; you simply had to “come outside” if you wanted to make progress. “Coming outside” was dangerous, but it had to be done; there was not other way.”–from Mr.God, This is Anna by Fynn
There were quite a few different species of butterflies flying around in a Ponderosa pine forest area, close to where I live. Here are some of the ones I saw fluttering around on a recent sunny morning walk. Read about these butterflies here: EARLY BUTTERFLIES & BLOOMS, A YELLOW BUTTERFLY, PAINTED LADY
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?