Category Archives: Queen

Queen And Gulf Fritillary Butterflies In The Morning

I went outside this morning because the temperature was so nice.  I was surprised to see so many Butterflies flying around.  There was an Female Eastern Black Swallowtail laying tons of eggs on the Fennel, lots of Gulf Fritillaries getting nectar from the nectar plants (Zinnia and Lantana), and a male Queen Butterfly on the […]

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Monarch And Queen Butterflies In The Garden

I actually thought I posted this pictures last night, but I guess I just uploaded them and forgot to create a blog post. It’s a little early for the Monarch Butterflies to have already made it down to Houston as part of their migration, so I have to assume these are local Monarchs.  There is […]

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Butterflies Found At Country Inn And Cottages

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 […]

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Female Queen Butterfly Is Awful Thirsty

We’ve had a female Queen Butterfly around the last two days getting nectar from the Milkweed and Butterfly Bush Plants.  I haven’t seen her lay any eggs yet.  This is Leecy’s favorite Butterfly. We’ve also had a female Monarch in the garden and she and the Queen try and chase each other away from the […]

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Leecy Tags Monarchs, Spots A Queen

Hi this is Leecy. I did all the work and took all the photos today so he wanted me to write my story. L called me today at work today and said that the chrysalis in the house probably will hatch today, so check it when I got home.  So, when I got home, I […]

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Queen Butterfly On Blue Mistflower

Before I left Fredericksburg I bought to small Blue Mistflower plants since these seemed to be such Butterfly magnets. I already shared pictures of multiple Queen Butterflies feeding on the Blue Mistflower, but in going through my pictures from the week, I found this particular photo of one Queen Butterfly. Something struck me about this […]

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Multiple Queen Butterflies In Flight

Once again there were lots and lots of Queen Butterflies.  Today they were not congregated around the “Bubba” Desert Willow, this time there were all around this plant called “Blue Mist” (I think that was the name).  I’m going back tomorrow on my way out of town to get whatever plant this was. Update.  This […]

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Queen Butterfly In Flight Through Wildflowers

I went back out today to take more pictures of the Wildflowers.  I figured if I got lucky, I’d get some nice Butterfly shots, and if I really got lucky, I’d get some Hummingbird pictures as well. Well, I got lucky!  These might be some of my most favorite pictures I’ve ever taken. This is […]

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Queen Butterflies Mating

I saw one of the most unusual Butterfly events today.  In this “Bubba” Desert Willow tree was a swarm of Queen Butterflies.  There must have been around 50 Queen Butterflies flying around this tree.  Personally, I’ve never heard of a “Bubba” Desert Willow and I have no idea if they are good at attracting Butterflies, […]

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First Queen Butterfly And A Skunk

Today was the first Queen Butterfly we’ve seen for 2010.  She was laying eggs on the Milkweed.  I never could manage to get a decent picture of her as she was constantly flying about. You may also notice all the Aphids on the Milkweed.  I’ve tried spraying them and wiping them off by hand.  I’m […]

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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 […]

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Monarch And Queen Caterpillars With 7D

Got up early this morning since the sun was finally out.  Found a few Monarch Caterpillars and a Queen Caterpillar.  I haven’t seen the Queen’s flying around, but have seen the Monarchs. Larger size of a different Monarch Caterpillar. And here’s the Queen Caterpillar

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