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butterfly "bushes"

Late summer flowers are attracting an abundance of bees and butterflies to residential gardens now, but by far the most attractive flowers seem to be those of the succulent Stonecrop ( 302 more words


Recent Activity.

As summer slips past some critters are at the peak of their activity.  I have been doing a lot of travelling, but have still been able to get a few photos in here and there. 142 more words

the maimed and miraculous

“And I dreamed I saw the bombers / Riding shotgun in the sky / And they were turning into butterflies / Above our nation” –Joni Mitchell, “Woodstock” 618 more words

Summer Colors

The Big Meadows area of Shenandoah National Park is a big, wide-open prairie-like saddle tucked between the park’s hardwood forests. It’s about midway along the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah N.P. 80 more words



We just answered a regular reader’s question about the swallowtails we featured yesterday and thought perhaps we should show a comparison of all the swallowtails we happen to have photos of. 254 more words

Backyard Habitat

Big and Bold

You can only say that of the swallowtails! This is the dark phase of the more familiar–yellow–Eastern Tiger Swallowtail!

Backyard Habitat

Backyard Long Lens Photography

A few weeks ago I purchased a new Nikon D500 body for shooting the upcoming college football season and I’ve been getting myself in practice so that I’m ready to go, just like the players are doing now.   212 more words