Sunday, September 4, 2016

A Visit to Northampton Community Gardens

Today was my son's move in day at UMass Amherst, which put me very close to Northampton Community Gardens, a prime butterfly spot.  After move in, set up, a hearty breakfast and a heartfelt good-bye, I headed over to spend a few hours in the community gardens.  I saw several members of the Mass Butterfly Club while there, which was an added bonus!

Clouded Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Beautiful butterfly garden!

Black Swallowtail

Common Checkered Skipper

American Goldfinch, eating the sunflower seeds

Clouded Sulphur

Silver-Spotted Skipper

American Golfinch father feeding a juvenile

White-Breasted Nuthatch (also enjoying the sunflower seeds)

Common Checkered Skipper

American Lady


Common Checkered Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Silver-Spotted Skippers

A little piece of heaven.  I enjoyed the view from this bench for a while!

Black Swallowtail

Aphrodite Fritillary

Common Sootywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

 Black Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Beautiful Monarch!

Eastern Tailed Blues, mating

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely place, and so nice to see so many butterflies.