More Images from the Prairie Meadow

This is the third in a series of posts from recent trips to the prairie meadow near where I live. If you missed the first 2 posts, you can visit them by clicking on the following links:

“Prairie Meadow at Sunrise”

“Magnificent Dragons!”

In this post, I am highlighting some more meadow critters I found and was able to make some macro images of. First, here’s a few butterflies I found in the meadow:

Large Wood Nymph Butterfly

Large Wood Nymph Butterfly (Cercyonis pegala)


Pearly Crescentspot Butterfly

Pearly Crescentspot Butterfly (Phyciodes tharos)


Buckeye Butterfly

Buckeye Butterfly (Junonia coenia)


Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Black Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio spp.)


And then I came upon a Cicada that was resting on the stem of a meadow  plant: 



And just beyond the Cicada, I found a Northern Spring Peeper (Hyla crucifer crucifer) that was clinging to a leaf of a meadow plant:

Northern Spring Peeper


In the next post in this series, I will highlight a couple of spiders busy in the meadow.

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