This tattered moth hung out all day on the patio window.
This guy is unflappable. He will park himself just a foot from my patio and then graze, while Thomas yells at him to get offa his lawn. Mr. Groundhog has zero effs to give.
I came home to turkey vultures on the roof and a dead deer in the back field. Thomas was really disappointed when I didn’t let him join in the deer disposal festivities.
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.