Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Today, I visited the Hereford Lighthouse Gardens in North Wildwood. Normally, I would have visited earlier in the year but life got in my way this year. The gardens were not at their peak but I was actually more interested in looking at the butterflies and dragonflies this year. It would be great to get a macro lens for my photography. Here are a few pictures.
|Common Buckeye Butterfly|
|White M Hairstreak|
|Eastern tailed Blue Butterfly|
Friday, August 16, 2013
|Common Wood Nymph|
We are finally seeing some of the butterflies nectar on the rotten fruit we have been putting out all summer.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
After a very slow start the Monarch activity in my yard is picking up. I have mating Monarchs almost daily plus small and large caterpillars on my milkweed. I have chrysalis at the edge of my house and 3 in one of my Verbena bonariensis. Today, I had a Monarch emerge from the chrysalis. I missed the actual process but saw the Monarch drying her wings while hanging there. It is so cool.
|Monarch can be seen through the chrysalis.|
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Today's adventure included lunch at Lucky Bones with a high school friend and her significant other. We get together every year when they are vacationing in my area. Some years we go out on the Skimmer to look at the birds in the back bays and other years we go kayaking. This year it was the Skimmer's turn. It was a fun afternoon filled with great looks at shorebirds. Snowy Egrets and Ospreys numbered in the teens. Here are a selection of pictures.
|Mom just brought me a snack - Common Tern|
|Dad and Junior Osprey|
Sunday, August 4, 2013
|Zabulon Skipper - female|
|Zabulon Skipper - male|