Saturday, September 13, 2014

September Butterflies

I only worked a half day yesterday.  The weather was beautiful, with temperature in the high 60s and sunshine.  I hoped to spend the afternoon in pursuit of  butterflies.

1st stop - Stearns Farm, Framingham Pick-Your-Own Flower Field

 Gray Hairstreak

Autumn Meadowhawk

2nd stop - Wayland Community Gardens, Wayland, MA

Downy Woodpecker hanging on a drooping sunflower

Common Spreadwing (male)



Cabbage Whites - mating


Red-Headed Bush Cricket
(aka Handsome Trig)

3rd stop - Drumlin Farm, Lincoln, MA

Clouded Sulphur on Aster

Leaf-Footed Bug (immature)
really pretty!

Dahlia - pink perfection!

 the laughing White-Tailed Deer

Great Spangled Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Eumenes crucifera wasp

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White




Not sure about this one....It didn't look like the other Great Spangled Frits.


Black Swallowtail

 Cabbage Whites - courting

 American Goldfinch
(Almost exactly where I photographed him before, except then the flowers were peak.)

Green Stink Bug

American Copper

4th stop - 9 acre corner, Concord, MA

 Clouded Sulphurs (courting)

 Orange Sulphur

 Black Swallowtail

I also saw one Monarch at this location.

Assassin Bug (juvenile)
(on my garage)

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