Sunday, August 4, 2013

Blue Hill Butterflies

I spent an hour this morning at Blue Hill looking for butterflies.  I was hoping for a Juniper Hairstreak but had no luck in that department.  I did see a lot of nice swallowtails.

Red-Spotted Purple

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Eastern-Tailed Blue

Spicebush Swallowtail

Zabulon Skipper

Later on I stopped at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society gardens at Elm Bank Reservation in Wellesley to see what might be flying there.  The flowers put on more of a show than the butterflies at this stop.

Great Spangled Fritillary

American Goldfinch


  1. Great pictures and a lovely selection of butterflies, flowers and other creatures. I have never seen an American Finch before. What a lovely bird.

    1. Thanks, Nick! It is a beauty, and we may take it for granted around here! I do love them!