Friday, October 5, 2018

My Yard ~ Red Admiral & Red-spotted Purple Butterfly


Red Admiral Butterfly nectaring on rotten fruit.
Red-spotted Purple nectaring on rotten fruit.






Thursday, October 4, 2018

My Yard ~ Monarch Butterflies

Monarchs Mating

And more mating..which leads to 

Monarch Caterpillars


And the next step is caterpillar to chrysalis

And this time of year the chrysalis are everywhere!
And then the tagged Monarch's come through on their way to Mexico.

And here are 7 Monarch out of a group of 80+ that stopped by this day.

And they really love the smooth Aster and so do we!


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

My Yard ~ Tie with 2017 ~ 41 Species Recorded


Sleepy Orange Butterfly 2018 Yard Butterfly #39


Common Checkered Skipper 2018 Yard Butterfly #41

Monday, September 24, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Autumn Fabric Postcard Display



Leaves made for an Autumn Swap on Postcard Mail Art.

received this postcard...
and this...

and this...

And this one also.  Now, they're all in my Autumn postcard display.





Saturday, September 22, 2018

My Yard ~ Four Southern Migrant Skippers Visit the Gardens

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper
Ocola Skipper

Brazilian Skipper nectaring

"Thinking about mating?" ~ Brazilian Skippers

Brazilian Skipper


Thursday, September 20, 2018

My Yard ~ Black Swallowtail Butterflies




Male Swallowtail butterfly in the garden

Female Swallowtail butterfly in the garden but still laying eggs on the parsley and rue


Lots of Black Swallowtail caterpillars chowing down

And they ate it all and had to be relocated to another plant

And more BS cats chowing down.  the gardens are filled with them.


Getting ready to pupate

In the gardens

And 24 hrs later it's a chrysalis! 
Will it eclose this season or will it overwinter? There's no way to tell yet.