Is It Raining? (Re-post)




(This post originally published in September 2010) Another delightful morning in the prairie meadow yesterday. With our recent cold front moving through, the morning temperature was in the high 40’s (°F), but the sky was basically clear with only a few scattered high clouds. When I reached the meadow, I was pleasantly surprised that there […]

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Nature’s Recycling (Re-post)




(This post originally published in September, 2010) As I meandered around the Prairie Meadow the other day, I came across this Monarch Butterfly caterpillar (Danaus plexippus) feeding on a Common Milkweed plant. As I moved in close and watched it, it was literally having a feeding frenzy on a milkweed leaf. As I watched it, […]

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Tiger Swallowtail (Re-post)




(This post originally published in August 2010) Today I’m featuring another visitor I found at the Prairie Meadow the other day. As I was leaving the meadow, This large Tiger Swallowtail (Pterourus glaucus) flew in and fluttered about the thistles that are currently blooming. I just love seeing/photographing these beauties … so large and so […]

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Magnificent Monarch (Re-post)




(This post originally published in August 2010) While photographing birds in the prairie meadow the other day, I was joined by a large, beautiful Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). He landed on a nearby thistle and grazed the flower for nectar for several minutes. When he was done, he lifted off and fluttered above the meadow, […]

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Butterflies of the Prairie Meadow, Part 2 (Repost)




(This post originally published in June 2010) Continuing from yesterday’s post, here are some more images that I have taken over the past couple of weeks at the prairie meadow not far from my house. Today’s post contains some unidentified specimens. I have some leads on the first 2, but the last one I still […]

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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 […]

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