Long-tailed Skipper

I’m used to seeing Fiery Skippers and Silver-spotted Skippers darting and dipping about in the front yard, but today was the first time I saw a Long-tailed Skipper sipping nectar from the Zinnias.

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Doesn’t take much to figure out where it gets its name from, eh?

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This butterfly is not bright or flashy, but I found it to be a soft and gentle sort of lovely.


About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of Godโ€™s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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6 Responses to Long-tailed Skipper

  1. humanity777 says:


  2. Snehal Kank says:

    Wonderful! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š

  3. Jodi says:

    soft and gentle and lovely – I needed that this afternoon. Crazy work day! Thanks Kathy!

  4. Wow, this butterfly seems like a mixture between butterfly and bird… Itยดs beautiful!!! ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒž

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