Tag Archives: Monarch

Butterfly Wings

18 Aug

I’ve seen lots of butterflies this summer!  It’s nice having a variety as well.

Buckeye

Sadly, this one’s wings are messed up, and it can’t fly.  It seemed to be doing okay for now though.

Fritillary

Orange Sulfur

Common Sootywing

The monarch would not sit still, so I finally decided to try for a flight shot.

Monarch

Thanks to Patti, Claire and Tammy for help with identifications.

Monarch Watch

24 Sep

I had a new experience yesterday.  When I was headed out to check the cows, I saw a monarch butterfly.  Now that’s not unusual, but his one cooperated in letting me take a picture.

Then I noticed it had a tag.

I looked it up and it’s a project from Kansas University called Monarch Watch.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have next Friday’s items listed at the top of my side bar.

A Short Walk in the Buffer Strip

17 Jul

I was going to go for a walk in the pasture, but the sight of a kid in the buffer strip snacking on alfalfa changed that plan.  I hopped the fence, hung my camera on a post and walked back and forth several times before quickly grabbing a back leg and landing on my knees.  But I caught the little stinker.  In case you can’t tell, my little boys that look just like their daddy, Sam, are wild.  I am not even sure which one this was.

Colt (I think)

But I tossed him over the fence to go play with the rest of the kids.

While I was in the buffer strip, I thought I’d walk around (and take the easy way back instead of climbing the fence again).  Obviously, the alfalfa is blooming.  It’s once again past ready to cut and bale.

The bees are happy though.

So are the butterflies.

I know, the monarch is on clover (along with the honeybee), but they were flitting from clover to alfalfa to clover again.  It was positively buzzing out there.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.