A Tiger Showed Up!

Today’s post features another beautiful butterfly that showed up yesterday afternoon in our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) butterfly garden … the Tiger Swallowtail. This is not the first one seen this year, but the first one that I was able to capture with my camera. Here are my favorites. First stop was a second-year […]

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Why Can’t We All Share?

Today’s post features a pair of Silver-spotted Skipper butterflies, sharing nectar from a Zinnia flower. This was captured a few days ago in our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) butterfly garden. We should all be willing and able to share with others … maybe this will inspire us to at least try! Coming up … […]

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Pretty Ladies!

Today’s post features another common visitor to our lakeside butterfly garden … the Painted Lady. Enjoy my recent walks through our gardens! More species coming up … including the grand Monarchs that have been visiting!   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 200 […]

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That Silver Lining

Today’s post features a few images I captured the past few days, in our Lake of the Ozarks butterfly garden. Today’s featured butterfly is the Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus), which is very common in our gardens right now. Small, and seemingly drab, this butterfly’s characteristic silver/white spot really makes identification fast and easy … and […]

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Fun Friday: Can We Bee Friends?

Today’s “Fun Friday” post features an image I captured yesterday in our lake home (Lake of the Ozarks, MO) butterfly garden. As I entered the garden to water the plants, there were butterflies and pollinators everywhere! In today’s post, both a Painted Lady butterfly (not the most photogenic specimen, with it’s tattered wings) and a […]

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Swallowtails in the Garden

Today’s post features a few of the many Swallowtail butterflies that have been busy in the Monarch butterfly garden I designed this spring at the Lake of the Ozarks: Although this butterfly garden is new, and small, it has been very successful this first year.  With more plantings planned for fall and again next spring, […]

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Keeping the Species Alive

As you may know, Monarch butterfly numbers have been declining the past few years. In the new butterfly garden that I put in at the Lake of the Ozarks this spring is flourishing with Monarchs.  Here are a few of my favorite images captured recently in this garden. Monarchs busy laying eggs: Monarch butterfly eggs […]

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Monarch Nursery

Back home, after some R&R at the Lake of the Ozarks. Actually, spent a fair amount of time working a new butterfly garden that I’ve helped a friend put in. Over the past few months, I planted multiple milkweed species, along with other butterfly-attracting plants, and while working in the garden last Friday, I had […]

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A Late Visitor

As I left my house to pick up my mail at the road yesterday, I noted a beautiful Monarch butterfly that was very interested in a stand of aster wildflowers that are blooming in my rural Missouri butterfly garden. I went back inside and grabbed my camera and grabbed a few images of this regal […]

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Fun Friday: Changes in My Nursery

As I mentioned in a post last week, I have collected several Black Swallowtail butterfly eggs and caterpillars. They are housed in a mesh, indoors “nursery” in my rural Missouri home. I had been waiting for the caterpillar to begin making it’s chrysalis. Well, I went to bed on Tuesday night and the caterpillar was […]

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