Thursday, August 24, 2017

Yard Butterfly #46 ~ Sleepy Orange Butterfly

Excited to have another new species of butterfly in the yard.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

North Cape May ~ Recent Yard Butterflies

Common Buckeye
Question Mark Butterfly laying eggs

Green set of eggs are Question Mark Butterfly eggs

Spicebush Swallowtail

American Snout

Monday, August 21, 2017

Lancaster, PA ~ New Life Butterflies

A visit to Lancaster, PA allowed me to see 2 new life butterflies.
Here the Meadow Fritillary (new species) is facing off with a Red-banded Hairstreak.
Wild Indigo Duskywing (new species)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

My Yard ~ Rufous Hummingbird

Excited to have a Rufous Hummingbird back in the yard.  It's a Western migrant.

Monday, August 14, 2017

My Yard ~ Brazilian Skipper

First Brazilian Skipper seen in my yard since 2013.  It was not seen by
me at that time but by a friend. These skippers nectar and lay their eggs
on canna plants.  Here they are on a yellow canna in my yard.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

My Yard ~ Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly

Cloudless Sulphur ovipositing!

And we have eggs!

And we have caterpillars!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Schroon Lake ~ Common Loons

Common Loon 

Schroon Lake Panorama 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Schroon Lake, NY

Black Duck Hen

Black-capped Chickadee

Wednesday, August 2, 2017