Sunday, August 13, 2017

BUTTERFLIES AND A MOTH

Butterflies continue to be the major target around our property.  These are only the good specimens, no point is photographing the ragged ones.


 Unidentified Skippers

Long-tailed Skippers


Cloudless Sulphur






Gulf Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail



 Black Swallowtail




Scarlett-Bodied Wasp Moth

Sunday, August 6, 2017

LAKE WOODRUFF NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Every year in early August, Swallow-tailed Kites gather in the hundreds to start their migration to South America.  I have never seen the gathering, but many around here have.  I went the refuge Sunday morning to see if they were there.  Only one on the refuge.  Birdlife was a minimum, with butterflies and dragonflies the majority of the entertainment.

 Red-shouldered Hawk




 Turkey Vulture



King Rail







Swallow-tailed Kites

 White Peacock

 Polydamas Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary


Black Swallowtail

 Lubber Grasshopper

Bumble Bee






Dragonflies

Passion Vine flower

Saturday, August 5, 2017

VISITORS TO MY BUTTERFLY GARDEN

There was a lot of activity mostly around the Firebush today in the butterfly garden.  I got some really interesting species that are normally around.

Twin-spot Skipper


Ruby-throated Hummingbird immatures



 Palamedes Swallowtail




Gulf Fritillary




 Giant Swallowtail

 Wasp



Eastern Tiger Swallowtail


Spiders

 Long-tailed Skipper







Scarab beetle