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.
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.
Hobomok Skippers (yes, two of them)