Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Second Look, July 18, 2012

The extreme heat was back this week along with humidity. Meaning, I spent most of my time indoors. However, I did venture out to take some pictures of butterflies because this week found the arrival of  swallowtails along with variegated fritillary. They joined the cabbage whites and skippers that have been around for awhile.

 Also, I found a monarch caterpillar. We'll see if it can turn into a butterfly before a hungry bird has a tasty snack.

See the butterflies I found this week during a Second Look.

Black Swallowtail Butterfly on Tiger Lily

Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Skipper Butterfly on Cone Flower

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Tiger Lily

Flying Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Variegated Fritillary Butterfly

Variegated Fritillary Butterfly on Coneflower

Cabbage White Butterfly on Purple Sage

Monarch Caterpillar on Milkweed Leaf