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Silver-spotted Skipper 8 August 2016

Sachem skipper? 17 August 2017

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail


Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 18 August 2016

Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 17 August 2016

Close-up 15 August 2016

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Spicebush Swallowtail


24 August 2016

I always get these confused with the dark Eastern Tiger Swallowtails. I think this is a Spicebush Swallowtail, though.

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I found a bunch of photos from last summer on a memory card. This doe had a fawn that she would stash in my zinnias, while she was busy taking care of important deer business.

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The Last Butterfly

Sulphur #sulphurs #butterflies #sulphurbutterfly

We’ve had several hard frosts, so I expect this dying sulphur is the last of the season’s butterflies.

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Sulphur and Zinnia #butterflies #sulphurs #sulphurbutterfly #patiogarden #gardens #autumn

I should clear the garden, but there are still a few skippers and sulphurs showing up to feed on the tail end of my sad zinnias.

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Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple through the Window
Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)

I thought there was a moth on the outside of the window, but when I got a step stool and looked more closely, it was a butterfly.

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Tuesday Butterflies

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Hobomok Skippers (yes, two of them)

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Monarch Butterfly

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Harvestmen #harvestman #harvestmen #spiders #opiliones

This is by way of a test post. I’ve been using the FlickStackr app to grab HTML for my images on Flickr, so I can pop them into blog posts.

The official Flickr app does not allow grabbing HTML. It does have a share to WordPress option though.

ETA: The reason I’m testing this option is that the FlickStackr app has been pulled from the app store by Apple. Hmf. The developer has had his development account shut down, so if the app stops working for some reason, it won’t be updated. On to Plan B!

ETA 2: Now that I can look at how WordPress handles this sort of image post, on the back side, I’m not happy about it as a long term solution. Instead of the image being hosted on Flickr, it’s copied to my WordPress media folder and displayed from there. That eats up storage on my free account. I also just don’t want to store anything of mine in my media folder. It’s a waste, since the images are already stored on Flickr and sharable from there. Hmf. Hopefully before FlickStackr gets broken by a Flickr redesign, someone else will come up with an app that grabs HTML/BBcode. (Or, rather, one that actually works. There are a few that claim to grab Flickr HTML/BBcode, but that function doesn’t work.)

In the meantime, I edited the Harvestmen image to point at Flickr.


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Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary #butterflies #butterfly gardens #patiogarden #greatspangledfritillary #fritillary #flowers #zinnia #zinnias

I don’t remember seeing many of these guys in previous years. They’ve been regular visitors this summer.

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