Friday, September 24, 2010

Monday, August 02, 2010

An American Lady Butterfly

An American Lady butterfly loving purple coneflowers!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Red Admiral in My Garden

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Monarch Cutout

Friday, July 16, 2010

Friitillary in my garden

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Primrose Moth

Found yesterday July 13, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Seen today: My first Monarch sightings of the summer

And of course the best place to look for Monarch butterflys is in aCommon Milkweed patch!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Red Admiral butterfly

Thursday, June 10, 2010

silver-bordered fritillary found

My first fritillary sighting this year. Maybe its a Meadow fritillary, but I chose to call it a Silver-bordered Fritillary.

I also saw several swallowtail butterflies yesterday and

a small Blue

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

A Luna Moth

Aluna Moth: This morning hanging onto my neighbor's door; I've never seen one before. magnificent in lime green., the largest moth I've ever seen

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Peck's Skippers

Skippersare along roadsides now

These little creatures above are skippers. Although they appear to me minature butterflies, they are nottruebutterflies. I love to find these tiny little minatures. Above this little skipper is feeding on Purple Vetch along the Mast Road at Three Tree Creek.
These photos are, I think, of a Peck's Skipper. Its average size is about 9/16 of an inch. These tiny winged butterfly creatures are known as Skippers; I have read that they are not considered true butterflies. They are very small and their bodies appear proportionally larger to their wings than a true butterfly's does and their wings have an angular appearance to them. For these photos I used a Canon 75-300mm lens

Friday, May 28, 2010

Butterflies: Swaalowtails and Red Admirals

FRom swallows to swallowtail butterflies.  This is a moment I wait for each year as soon as our Lilacs come into bloom.I love to see the Swallowtail butterflies feeding on the Lilacs Also this year I have
seen Red Admiral butterflies feeding there.  How beautiful they all are, the Swallowtails and the Red Admirals.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Northern Cloudywing, first skipper of the season

I find them at the same location each year.  They never fail me.  They're there when I go look for them. 'Tis the season.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

An unidentified moth on my window.

This lovely noth with fringed wings was on my window. I am unable to identify it.

Cabbage White and Dandelions

My first butterfly photo this spring; A Cabbage White!

Monday, April 05, 2010

The Infant (moth)

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Need help with moth id verification: Infant Moth?

For the past few days my husband has been returning home from walks near wooded areas telling me of a small orange butterfly he is seeing often. He had decided it was probably a moth. I have considered sending along my camera with him for he seems to see this small orange flying species often,. This morning while sitting in our truck along some birches along a wooded highway, I saw a small orange butterfly fly by and land in a small sized birch!. I didn't stay in my truck long when I saw it land on a birch tree. Grabbing my camera and changing to a macro setting I searched the birch limbs and finally found a brownish moth there. the moth had white markings on its outer wings. Then I noticed a beautiful orange colouring that seemed to be underneath. I could not get a clear photo showing the orange feature of this moth well. I was so disappointed, but the two photos following do include a bit of orange in each.

Where to start searching for its id?I determined to search through every illustration in my" A Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America" by Charles V. Covell Jr. but what a difficult chore that would be. I vaguely recalled a posting to a Nb nature, a nature mailing list fairly recently and the mention of a moth called "The Infant" .. so I decided to google "The Infant" (moth). What really stood out for me was mention that this moth often resembled an orange butterfly when flying, and secondly and of importance to me, the fact "Bingo"! that it was found on birch trees. both facts I concluded were very significant factors to me in id'ing this moth. Next I looked at images of The Infant on line and some looked very similar to my first two photos posted here. I would be most happy if anyone could help in verifying this id which I have decided is an Infant moth. What a lovely find! As soon as I post this, my camera and I are going out to hang around some birch trees along an old woods road. Maybe I can find some more.of these beautiful little creatures there.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Butterfly sighting on first day of spring

Today, March 20th. I saw a Mourning Cloak butterfly flying across highway #785 while driving in my car! WoW! What a great sighting on the first day of spring!