Monday, August 13, 2012

Today's Butterflies

Around my yard:

Painted Lady on butterfly bush

 Painted Lady on goldenrod

Summer Azure (wingspan 15/16" to 1 1/8")

Peck's Skipper on Joe Pye Weed

Long Dash Skipper on Butterfly Bush

Little Glassywing(unconfirmed) on Joe Pye Weed

There were a few critters besides butterflies hanging around today, too.

Female Cardinal

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

White-tailed deer 

I was snapping photos of butterflies in the wetlands, and I am guessing that this deer was drinking from the stream that borders it.  I must have scared him as he took off pretty fast and got his antlers caught in the overgrowth.  Since I saw it struggling with its antlers, I knew what was there and went out to the street to try to spot it.  This was my view from the street!  Two photos later, he turned and ran and jumped his way back across the stream and wetlands into the woods in front of my house.   I only wish I had photos of that!   He's a beauty, but I could do without the ticks he carries.

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