Monday, July 31, 2017

FOY Yard Butterflies

Common Sootywing

Fiery Skipper

My yard ~ Red Admiral Butterflies

Red Admiral laying eggs on False Nettle

One of the eggs

And then a Red Admiral caterpillar


Thursday, July 27, 2017

My Yard ~ Butterflies & Dragonflies



Sachem Skippers on parade

Painted Lady Butterfly on Cosmos

Monarch Butterfly on Tropical Milkweed

Halloween Pennant Dragonfly

Halloween Pennant Dragonfly



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

My Yard ~ Gardens


Front Center Garden
The gardens are really looking good now.  The plants have filled out and are bringing in the butterflies.  So far there have been 23 species of butterflies that have been documented here in 2017

Front Side Garden

Back of Front Side Garden

Overall view Back Gardens

Berm

Center Back Garden



Monday, July 24, 2017

Benton, PA



View from Piped Piper Rd, Benton, PA
Great barn

And the back of the barn!

Benton, PA ~ Rickett's Glen ~Adam's Waterfall

The power of water...




Sunday, July 23, 2017

Benton, PA ~ A visit to Jayne's

Pond made from an old pool
Frog enjoying the waterlillies


Daylillies around the pond


Friday, July 21, 2017

Central, PA sights







Coral Fungi

More Coral Fungi


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Goshen ~ CMBO Butterflies

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak


Red-banded Hairstreak

Sunday, July 9, 2017

South Cape May Meadows ~ Butterflies

Common Wood-nymph Butterfly

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

Saturday, July 8, 2017

South Cape Meadows ~ Birds

This morning I went over to the South Cape Meadows to see the Virginia Rail that has been seen this summer.  Baby Virginia Rails have also been reported.  Seeing these would be the first time I have seen and not just heard a Virginia Rail.  I also wanted to see the Least Bittern that has been hanging around. The Least Bitterns are reportedly breeding again at the Meadows.  I was successful in seeing both species.
Least Bittern
Juvenile Glossy Ibis

Virginia Rail

Virginia Rail

Virginia Rail chick

Common Yellowthroat

Barn Swallow


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary Laying eggs on Violets
So very excited to have Variegated Fritillaries laying eggs on the violets and finding a caterpillar in the plant.  The brings to 6 the number of species of caterpillar seen by Jenny & I in the yard.


Variegated Fritillary Egg


VF Caterpillar



And 24 hours later



VF caterpillar growing