, , , , , ,

If you read my post from yesterday, I’m on a mission for pictures of a pileated woodpecker.  I was out looking again today, no such luck.  We did see eagles, hawks, blue birds and red winged blackbirds.  Usually the red winged blackbirds indicate that spring is near.

I enjoy bird identification, but have decided to start butterfly identification too.  I thought I’d share a few of my older pics.  If  I have mis-identified any of these, please let me know.  I’m new to the “longwings”, “sulphurs”, “swallowtails”, there’s a lot to learn.   I do know they are attracted to purple so you’ll see quite a few blue and purple flowers in these pictures.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on a butterfly bush

Monarch Butterfly2

Monarch Butterfly on a pink zinnia

Eight Spotted Forester CON2

Eight Spotted Forester on Queen Anne’s lace

Red Spotted Purple Butterfly

Red Spotted Purple on blue lobelia (I think)

Mourning Cloak on Flowers.jpg

Mourning Cloak on morning glories

Common Wood NymphCON

Common Wood Nymph on purple thistle

2 blue butterfliesCON2

Silver studded blue on unknown blooming bush

Some of these pictures were taken a long time ago, so forgive me if I can’t remember what the flowers were.

Who knew there were so many blue butterflies?

Thanks for visiting.