Monday, October 12, 2015

Monarch butterfly (# 15 of 15 butterflies)

Yesterday, I saw a monarch butterfly in the backyard.  It would hardly be still to have its picture made, but I managed to get a shot from a little distance.  I also managed to get an American Lady butterfly which makes a total of 15 butterfly pictures in 2015 without having to count the rather fuzzy picture I made of the zebra swallowtail.

Here is the monarch (and the rest)!
15.
(got another shot this afternoon)
 
(this is the zebra swallowtail that I didn't have to count toward my total--a rather fuzzy picture)
 
14.  sachem
 
13.  American lady
 
 12.  red-spotted purple
 
 11.  viceroy
 
 10.  Carolina satyr
 
9.  cloudless sulphur
 
8.  common checkered-skipper
 
7.  silver-spotted skipper
 
 6.  question mark
 
 5.  red admiral
 
 4.  pearl crescent
 
 3.  buckeye
 
 2.  tiger swallowtail
 
 1.  clouded sulphur
 
Which is your favorite?
 






3 comments:

  1. They are beautiful, I tend to call them all Monarch but I love #2 the Blue tail..

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  2. I didn't see as many butterflies around here this year. I'm not sure why.
    We never use pesticides but it was quite dry for most of the summer.

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  3. Also, you should put a follow by email widget on your blog. I do a better job of commenting when I get notice of your updates in email. Just a thought.
    R

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