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From Faded to Fluorescent

The American Painted Lady is a frequent visitor to the front yard butterfly bush. A bit more muted than most, this butterfly is often mistaken for a moth, especially with its furry body. One way to tell that it is … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Wings

As Irma drops branches in my backyard (I’m hoping some are good for Bark Butter!) I am processing pictures from this past week and thought I’d share this majestic Monarch that dropped in. Monarchs are not common visitors to my … Continue reading

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What’s the Fuss?

I walked outside this afternoon, hoping to steal a few moments to take some butterfly pictures in the front yard.  These two lovelies seemed more than happy to flutter about for my lens. I had only managed to fire off … Continue reading

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A Collection of Colors

Splotches of orange Patches of red Unruly feathers on this fellow’s head. Speckles of grey Dashes of brown Black bandit mask with a red flaming crown And last but not least there’s a back checked with blues Collection of colors, … Continue reading

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Other Things With Wings

My backyard is clearly a hit with the birds, but my  flower-filled front yard is a hot spot for other things with wings – like this Black Swallowtail that was flitting about the other day. He was one of those … Continue reading

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The Usual Order of Events

Much to my delight, the Red-headed Woodpecker that returned in the spring has continued to show up during the summer months.  I have to confess, he is a pretty predictable fellow. His usual order of events is to first swoop … Continue reading

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Lovely Lady with a Band of Blue

A couple of female Tiger Swallowtails have been hovering about sampling nectar front the front yard flowers. The first lovely lady showed up early in the afternoon, with just a small nip missing from her left “tail.”  She spent most … Continue reading

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