Saturday morning was my first trip to Appleton Farms this summer. I was happy to find a few bugs. Our blogging colleagues Frank and Roy from across the pond do so well with butterflies on their walks through their country sides. I’m always impressed with the butterflies they find. Saturday was my turn. I usually do not see so many species on a single walk. Besides these, I also found a Common Wood-nymph and an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.
First up is an Great Spangled Fritillary.
Don’t let the size fool you here. This is an Eastern Tailed Blue. It is the size of a dime. Shown are the underside and the topside.
Shot at a bit of a distance is this Spicebush Swallowtail. (I’m 80% sure that is what it is.)
This is the second Monarch that I’ve seen this summer. I couldn’t resist shooting it in a different style.
Now I showed you this bug yesterday. This is the third Monarch I’ve seen this year.
A Clouded Sulphur being bashful in the grass. Soon the Asters will be out and the Clouded Sulphurs will be all over them.
The Cabbage White on Clover. (Much like yesterday’s.)