The Buffer Strip

31 Jul

The buffer strip is growing and the alfalfa and clover are blooming.

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It needs made into hay again.  My nephew was going to mow the other day, but it was drizzly misting out, and there’s an unsettled forecast for the week.  You need dry weather for good hay, so he hasn’t mowed it yet.

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That’s okay.  Until it gets mowed, there’s lots of critters enjoying the flowers.

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I finally found a cooperative tiger swallowtail!

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I’m so excited.  They are my most favorite butterfly.

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14 Responses to “The Buffer Strip”

  1. Margaret Birding For Pleasure August 1, 2016 at 12:20 am #

    yes I would be excired if If I saw a Swallowtail buttery. Good shots Teresa

    • Teresa August 2, 2016 at 9:53 am #

      Thanks. There seems to be a lot of swallowtails this year.

  2. Jeanne August 1, 2016 at 12:39 am #

    Lovely pictures of the Tiger Swallowtail! They are my most favorite butterfly too! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

  3. TexWisGirl August 1, 2016 at 6:24 am #

    they are beauties.

  4. Claire Moxon-Waltz August 1, 2016 at 6:28 am #

    Wow – fabulous shots of the swallowtail – they are just gorgeous. Do you use a special macro lens?

    • Teresa August 2, 2016 at 9:55 am #

      I never seem to have my macro lens with me. I was using my 18 – 140 zoom lens.

  5. Eileen Wise August 1, 2016 at 7:43 am #

    Gorgeous butterfly captures! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

    • Teresa August 2, 2016 at 9:55 am #

      Thanks, Eileen. It’s always fun when they want to pose (or just keep eating while you hang out).

  6. Mama Zen August 1, 2016 at 5:50 pm #

    Beautiful shots! I love the butterflies!

  7. pattisj August 1, 2016 at 8:40 pm #

    Looks like you have lots of happy pollinators! I love it when butterflies cooperate! Nice shots of them.

    • Teresa August 2, 2016 at 10:01 am #

      They absolutely love it out there!

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