Painted Lady Butterfly
Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly
I see all the best stuff when I’m outside with Thomas. Last night, it was a meteor. Today it was butterflies visiting my zinnias.
I think the wind just momentarily bent her wing over. I don’t think it was actually damaged.
The babies are finally starting to bloom. There are also more day lilies budding. Hopefully our neighborhood doe won’t clear cut them.
This little moth was a new visitor. I’ve never seen one before.
Silver-spotted Skipper 8 August 2016
Sachem skipper? 17 August 2017
Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 18 August 2016
Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 17 August 2016
Close-up 15 August 2016
24 August 2016
I always get these confused with the dark Eastern Tiger Swallowtails. I think this is a Spicebush Swallowtail, though.
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.
We’ve had several hard frosts, so I expect this dying sulphur is the last of the season’s butterflies.
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.