Sunday, June 30, 2013

Afternoon Visit to Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Tower Hill was calling.  I hoped the formal gardens might attract some butterflies, but it was mostly cloudy and there really wasn't much butterfly activity to be found at all.  The garden actually seemed a little dull to me, except in a few looked like it needed an injection of color.

American Goldfinch

 Japanese Iris

I don't know what this is, but it's beautiful.  It looks like some kind of agastache.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (missing a huge chunk of his left wing) on Rose Campion

I just love hydrangea, and these two were so pretty!

Since I was striking out in the formal gardens, I headed into the meadows to continue my search for butterflies there.....

Common Whitetail (female)

Chipping Sparrow

Milkweed in bloom
Really quite lovely, don't you think?

immature Calico Penant

Eastern-Tailed Blue (finally!)

Northern Broken Dash

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on milkweed

 Eastern Pondhawk (female)

Eastern Pondhawk (immature male)

 Spangled Skimmer

Little Wood Satyr

Summer Azure