Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Butterfly Days...

Above and below: Spangled+Fritillary

Above + below: Orange Sulphur or Clouded Butterfly

The following 3 photos feature a Hummingbird insect - they sound much like hummingbirds do, but are much smaller and look more like a large bee - with a long beak!

Below: Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Below: Monarch Butterfly

All photos were taken in our front yard - we put in a Butterfly Bush last year and are reaping the benefits this year, much to our delight! I purchased a second Butterfly Bush this spring, a darker shade of purple, because the Hummingbirds and Butterflies really do come daily! Haven't managed to capture the Hummingbird with the camera. She seems to see me and fly right on by without stopping...

1 comment:

Sue Reno said...

Great shots, Pat! I've got lots of the same creatures right now, on my butterfly bush and also on the fallen asian pears.