I hope folks don’t mind more pictures of Painted Lady Butterflies. These Butterflies are so drawn to the Zinnas I can’t resist taking advantage of the photographic opportunity.
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We’re finally cooling down here in Houston (thank goodness). I think our plants like it as well, especially the Zinnias. They are really blooming right now, and it turn that has attracted Butterflies. I saw a few Painted Lady Butterflies today, and they were all focusing on the Zinnias. These Butterflies are not easy to […]
Since Wildseed Farms was suffering the effects of the Texas drought, I was unable to take any pictures of Butterflies feeding on their wildflowers. That didn’t stop me from looking around Country Inn And Cottages (where Leecy and I went for vacation). One day while Leecy and I were investigating the property looking for Deer […]
Painted Lady Butterflies are always a challenge for me to photograph. They rarely sit still for long. The Butterfly Bush had some appeal where we actually had two different Painted Ladies. One particular Butterfly positioned itself in a perfect position against the blue sky.
Poor Butterflies. Today was a beautiful day, but it was a little chilly for Butterflies. I literally saw two Monarchs drop out of the sky. These poor Butterflies were doing all they could to warm up in the sun, but the high was only 68 degrees. They’d be flying around, then that cold North wind […]
Now this is exciting news! I posted a couple of weeks back on how Painted Lady and Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars were sent aboard the space shuttle. The Painted Lady Butterflies hatched from their Chrysalises a couple of weeks ago, and now it’s been reported that a Monarch emerged from its Chrysalises as well. According to […]
Just a couple pieces of interesting news that I don’t think I have posted before. Did you know Butterflies live on the Space Station? Well they don’t yet, but they will (hopefully). On the Shuttle that launched on Monday, November 16, 2009, they took two types of Butterfly Caterpillars to be dropped off at the […]
I haven’t seen too many Painted Lady Butterflies in our backyard, but that is starting to change. The last two days there have been American Painted Lady Butterflies landing on our Coneflowers. This particular Butterfly is an American Painted Lady Butterfly. They are NOT easy to photograph. Compared to the casual flying Monarch, these suckers […]
Remember Alvin, the first of Timothia’s offspring who hatched yesterday (May 22)? Today he had a brother who was born, and whereas Alvin couldn’t seem to care less about another Butterfly, his brother, Brutus, is an all out Pimp! First came this Painted Lady Butterfly trying to impress Brutus Shortly after the Painted Lady Butterfly […]