Tag Archive: butterflies

September Showers Bring Butterflies

This past weekend, we got to go out to the Texas Hill Country.  Our place there is about 300 miles west of where we live in East Texas.  It normally gets about 25… Continue reading

Host and Guests — Yellow Thistle

In late March and early April these Yellow Thistles were blooming in the pasture.  The plants stand about a foot and a half tall (a half meter), and I would say the blooms… Continue reading

Basking with the Butterflies

Only recently have I noticed that different species of butterflies have different travel patterns and favorite locations. Goatweed Butterflies fly like birds – quick, direct, like they have somewhere to get in a… Continue reading

What Butterfly Has Its Name Printed on Its Wing?

Spring is here and the woods are full of butterflies. The butterfly that has its name printed right on its wing is a Question Mark.  (A Comma is also a correct answer, and… Continue reading

Hill Country Butterflies and Friends

Over the weekend, we went to a friend’s wedding, which was held in a grove of oak trees on a ranch near Austin.  The location was phenomenal, the weather cooperated, and it was… Continue reading

Just Some Pretty Pictures

Life and Death on a Wildflower

The Brown-eyed Susans are in bloom, and they are busy places in the insect world. This time of year there is so much wildlife moving around, I can barely keep up with editing… Continue reading

Two Butterflies, Three Tips, Two Questions

One small, one large, one white, one black — both beautiful!  Two new butterflies for our species list. A few weeks ago,  I went to a butterfly talk and I learned a few… Continue reading

A Whole Day of Photographic Delight

On Saturday I got to spend a whole day at our place in the Texas Hill Country — with nothing to do but take pictures!  What heaven! Now since I don’t get out… Continue reading

I See Where You Get Your Good Looks

The other day I spotted these ornate caterpillars while I was weeding the garden. I was able to find out that they are the larvae of the Common Buckeye, which seems apt, because… Continue reading