More butterflies
September 5, 2018

Let’s return to the theme of butterflies. When my brother-in-law Glenn visited us, he took some really good photos of butterflies feeding on our zinnnias here in Harrisburg, PA.

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Monarchs, of course.

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A silver-spotted skipper. The skippers flit about very fast and are not true butterflies, but most people consider them butterflies in everyday conversation.

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In our back yard we have an area that is partly natural and partly native wildflowers that I have planted. I refer to it as my little meadow.

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Another silver-spotted skipper, this one feeding on a variety of monarda, or bee balm.

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The meadow has several milkweed plants.

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A monarch caterpillar feeding on milkweed, its only food.

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So many beautiful creatures in our world.