Tag Archives: Butterfly

Beautiful National Park of American Samoa

I have just come back from a remarkable visit to one of our least known treasures and one of the most beautiful places I have seen – A National Park far deep in the Southern Hemisphere spanning several of the … Continue reading

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Orange Sulphur Butterfly

I love the delicate colors of the underwings of the Orange Sulphur.  The pink wash on the edges of the wings complements the yellow, blues and greens – and in this case the flower as well.         … Continue reading

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Fritillaries in a Butterfly Garden in Maine

South of Bar Harbor, Maine, tucked away in the woods and close to the water, is a house with a wonderful butterfly garden.  It is close to the end of the season and the most common butterflies around now are fritillaries. … Continue reading

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August insects in Provence

I went for an early morning walk along the edge of the vineyards in a small valley near Bandol in Provence.  The grapes were ripening and the wildflowers dying, but the insects, especially the dragonflies, were out in force.  The sun … Continue reading

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Flowers from a La Jolla Garden in March

Spring came early to Southern California this year.  The blue skies and riot of color in a peaceful La Jolla yard was wonderful after the freezing Boston weather and piles of snow.  Hummingbirds rested in the shade and Monarch butterflies flew by … Continue reading

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Early Fall in San Elijo

It is Fall in San Elijo Lagoon, and the Egrets are still hunting Colors are changing and the Marsh looks beautiful Lizards bask in the sun Lorquin’s Admiral butterflies are still to be seen lazily making their way over the vegetation … Continue reading

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Insects in Taiwan

Taiwan is famous for its beautiful butterflies and dragonflies.  Most of them moved too fast for my camera to catch but here are a few examples of the wonderful insects I saw recently.  The forests and wetlands were full of … Continue reading

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Irish Spring More Butterflies and Dragonflies

When I was in Ireland Spring was late and many of the usual species were not around. Within a week the Speckled Wood butterflies were defending territories and courting along the woodland edge in patches of sunlight. The Green Veined … Continue reading

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I am looking forward to butterfly season:

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