Butterflies & Sunflowers

Not only have birds been flocking to the nearby sunflower field … several other winged critters have been observed and photographed. Today’s post focus on the butterflies. One of the first visitors I encountered in the sunflower field was a Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly (Speyeria cybele):   A bit later, I found another Great Spangled […]

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Magnificent Monarch

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, likely searching for another flower to feed […]

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