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A Butterfly of Subtle Beauty

Unlike the Tiger Swallowtail… …or the Gulf Fritillary… …both of which are bold and striking… …the Long-tailed Skipper is a butterfly of subtle beauty. Doesn’t he look lovely against the pastel petals of this gladiola? Advertisements

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First Five to Arrive (Front Yard Edition)

During the summer season, my picture taking seemed to take a bit of a sabbatical (life happens!) but I am hoping to remedy that during the months of autumn. This morning, I noticed that there was a flurry of butterfly … Continue reading

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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. Doesn’t take much to figure out where … Continue reading

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Frisky Fiery Skippers

Love was definitely blossoming for this frisky pair of Fiery Skippers!  

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Sipping in the Sun

My Lantana has been covered with Fiery Skippers lately, busy sipping nectar in the summer sun. ¬†They don’t seem to mind the near hundred degree temperatures in the least. These button-eyed butterflies are fast, flighty, and rarely sit still for … Continue reading

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