Sheldon Reservoir Butterflies



I took a weekend trip to Sheldon Reservoir since it was fairly close to the house.  That place is pretty rustic compared to the parks I have been to previously.  I went there mainly to try my hand at shooting some birds, but ended up taking a few Butterfly photos as well.

This first shot is just a partial view of the Reservoir.  If you look really close you can see some guy in a boat, but other than that the place was deserted.

Sheldon Reservoir

Sheldon Reservoir

One particular Butterfly that I don’t have in my backyard, but that was prevalent at this place was the Common Buckeye.

Common Buckeye Sheldon Reservoir

Common Buckeye Sheldon Reservoir

Common Buckeye Sheldon Reservoir 2

Common Buckeye Sheldon Reservoir 2

I also saw a Queen Butterfly.

Queen Butterfly In Morning Light

Queen Butterfly In Morning Light

There were also a few Monarchs on the Ragweed.  This first photo is a female Monarch.

Monarch On Ragweed

Monarch On Ragweed

And here’s a male Monarch.

Male Monarch On Ragweed

Male Monarch On Ragweed

Last, but not least, there were quite a few Gulf Fritillaries.  All of the Butterflies were still trying to warm up when I captured these pictures.

Gulf Fritillary Sheldon Reservoir

Gulf Fritillary Sheldon Reservoir

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