Friday, July 5, 2013

Butterflies at Wachusett Meadow

I braved the blazing heatwave for a walk through the upper and lower meadows at Wachusett Meadow.  I circled the upper meadow, then the lower meadow, and then one final time around the upper meadow and then I was drenched with sweat and ready to call it quits.

The upper meadow is just filled with milkweed!  It's a butterfly paradise!

Mourning Cloak

Striped Hairstreak

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail


Dun Skipper

European Skipper

Little Glassywings

Great Spangled Fritillary

2 for 1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (center) and Silver-Spotted Skipper (lower right)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

I made a quick pit stop at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on the way home (as long as I was passing that exit).

  Great Spangled Fritillary

Silver-Spotted Skipper

Calico Pennant

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