Butterflies of the Prairie Meadow, Part 1 (Repost)

(This post was originally published in June 2010)

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I have found a real gem this spring, a prairie meadow that is yielding beaucoup wildflowers (with nonstop blooming!) and some interesting butterflies. Since I have been collecting quite a few butterfly images from this area, I thought I’d highlight some of my recent finds.

Here is one of the more common butterflies I have been finding, a Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly (Speyeria cybele), this one on a Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida):

Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly on Pale Purple Coneflower

 

I also have seen a Little Wood Satyr butterfly (Megisto cymela) on the Pale Purple Coneflower:

Little Wood Satyr Butterfly on Pale Purple Coneflower

 

And everyone’s favorite, the Monarch (Danaus plexippus), this one on a Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca):

Monarch on Common Milkweed

If you enjoyed this post, please share this link with others who you feel may enjoy it!

Posted in 2012, Blog, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .
Permalink bookmark.
Follow comments: RSS feed for this post.
Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.