Butterflies & Hummingbirds

mm15aug14-5349Good morning ! Wondering what you’re doing today. Got anything fun for me to eat? I’ve been running around the garden, wondering where the butterflies are. It’s time for the Monarchs to pass through and I’m looking for those bright orange beauties.

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

Here’s one – all by itself along with the other butterflies in the garden. Chasing each other, all wanting the best spot to sit. What’s that I see? Bright yellow on the Joe Pye Weed?

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Wonder what other butterflies I can find in the garden. Perhaps another swallowtail may be around.

Spicebush Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Even the bees are getting into the action of the late summer blooms.

Silver Spotted Skipper

Silver Spotted Skipper

Oh boy, I need to go as someone is chattering at me to get out of their way. I don’t dare challenge the hummers.



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  1. I love the colorful butterflies and the hummingbird images are amazing. Still, it’s the squirrel that produced the strongest emotional response with me–it is so cute and the pose is priceless. (I am pretty sure that the unidentified dark swallowtail is a Spicebush Swallowtail, because it has two rows of orange dots and the inner one is interrupted by a blue comet-shaped spot.)

    • You’re right on the Spicebush Swallowtail. Not sure why his title didn’t make it in there. One of my Helen Keller moments.

      Agreed with the squirrel, his pose was just too expressive and I want to ask him “a penny for your thoughts?”

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