Posts Tagged ‘Butterfly Bush’

After last years bust (think I only saw one Monarch all summer and fall), this week has been a blessing. I saw 5 on Tuesday, 7 on Wednesday, 7 on Thursday, 5 on Friday and 3 already today, Saturday). Of course Im not constantly looking and am gone much of the day. They are using Butterfly bushes and Snakeweed for nectar this mid summer.  Im hoping the crises is mending itself; photos taken Thursday with a Canon 1DS and a Canon EF300L f/2.8 IS:




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Butterflies have been scarce due to the heavy rains of July. I saw a few Pipe-vine swallowtails on a butterfly bush this afternoon – the sun just now came out – this photo taken with a 300mm telephoto lens:





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