Sunday, July 28, 2013

Butterflying in Southboro

The sun finally came out around 10AM so I headed over to Southboro to take a walk.

Sudbury Reservoir Trail (near entrance to Beals Preserve)

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird on barbed wire fence

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black-Eyed Susan with Fasciation

Red-Spotted Purple 
in the mud near the cows' drinking area


Pearl Crescent

Common Ringlet

In the afternoon, I stopped at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed Blue on Cow Vetch

American Goldfinch

Fighting off a pushy male who tried to get on the same thistle.

Mating Eastern-Tailed Blues

Snowberry Clearwing Moth

Spicebush Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail on phlox

This last photo shows a particularly pretty section of the meadow.  You can see Goldenrod, Blue Vervain, Joe Pye Weed, Fleabane, and Queen Anne's Lace among the blooming wildflowers.

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