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Tiger swallowtail

Opened, closed, wings–tired and worn

Paused for sweet nectar

–Kristina Plaas, http://www.gsmnp.com/


Monarch at the National Zoo

I haven’t seen very many Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus) the last few years, so I was thrilled when I spotted this one yesterday at the outdoor butterfly garden at the National Zoo. 152 more words


Competitive butterflies

There were lots of other available thistle plants yesterday at Huntley Meadows Park, but an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) and a Great Spangled Fritillary ( 31 more words


Stepping out of your Comfort zone

It has taken a long time but I now feel confident to say that I can take a decent photograph of flowers. I have practised, I have edited, deleted, re shot but I now have my own style and feel comfortable with what I do. 171 more words


Singing the Blues

Yesterday, I had a quick walk round with the camera around 4pm. It was overcast, but reasonably warm and the wind had dropped. It wasn’t ideal but having added a few species to the list in recent weeks I’m always happy to have a look round. 281 more words

Care Farm

Creating a Butterly Garden

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly. “One must have sunshine,freedom and a little flower.”
~Hans Christian Andersen 

Gardeners generally agree with this sentiment – all we need is “sunshine, freedom, and a little flower” to bring contentment to our life.  1,260 more words


Bee and Butterfly Treasure Hunt

Come and see us at the Foxford Riverfest in Foxford Co Mayo on the 29th August. We will be having a Bee and Butterfly Treasure Hunt for Kids (Children most be accompanied by an adult) (12.30pm). 12 more words