Sunday, June 19, 2011

Butterflies and fabric

The selvage information on the beautiful butterfly fabric shown above says " Creature comforts butterflies" Isn't it beautiful! I especially like the swallowtail butterflies illustrated on it.
Shown above is a butterfly pillowcase I made for my little granddaughter. I hope she likes butterflies!
Above , a swallowtail butterfly feeds upon our lilac blossoms, just outside my window.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Skipper

My first skipper sighting and photograph of spring 2011. I am making a guess that this might be a Hobomok Skipper!. I love finding Skippers. They are so tiny and beautiful.

A Northern Crescent Butterfly


Monday, June 06, 2011

A Clearwing Hummingbird Moth

I haden't seen these moths yet this spring until I spied this one shown above feeding on out lilac blossoms. Tiny isn't it? At first I had thought it was a bumblebee! This moth that is looking like a minature hummingbird was so busy and small its a delight ans wonder to observe. This photo was tasken from my living room window! WOW!Isn't nature so amazing!
Hopefully I will find more butterflies today. I am hoping for s swallowtail butterfly and I should be sighting skippers soono.

Cabbage White butterflys

The number of black spots on its fore wing determine the gender of this cabbage white butterfly. The photo sbove shows a female Cabbage White with two black spots on its fore wing and below showing only one blsck spot is a male Cabbage White butterfly!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Mourning Cloak butterfly

finally I was able to get a picture of a Mourning Cloak butterfly! I have been trying to do this since April when I hadfirst started to see them on an old dirt road. Yesterday I had gone to a small pond hoping to see something to take a picture of when I saw something small and dark cross the road in front of my car, a dragonfly , maybe? I inched my car up to an approximate location when I had seen it enter the roadside bushes. Then I saw it! A beautiful Mourning Cloak draped on a small branch of a bush.
How delicate its ivory lacy edge looked and its beautiful blue spotson its black border were so lovely and distinct.

Our lilacs are in bloom now so I'm hoping to see a swallowtail butterfly feasted on its blossoms soon. I have seen two swallowtails over the past two days.
Have a great day everyone.!