Tag Archives: Butterfly

Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly

A Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly took a turn at these white blooms, part of a wild-ish garden plot at Strawberry Chapel.

Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly
Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly

A brick wall behind the flowers made interesting patterns.

Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly
Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly

This insect was looking a bit worn, with part of one of his tails missing. It didn’t seem to affect his flight at all.

Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly
Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly

September 10, 2022
Strawberry Chapel
Cordesville, South Carolina

Skipper Butterfly on Thistle

Parts of Black Point Wildlife Drive were lined with thistle when I was there in mid-April. Most of the blooms had gone by, but a few were on a different schedule.

Skipper Butterfly on Purple Thistle Bloom
Skipper Butterfly on Purple Thistle Bloom

A few Skippers were taking full advantage.

Skipper Butterfly on Purple Thistle Bloom
Skipper Butterfly on Purple Thistle Bloom

Most of the plants looked like some variation of this.

Goneby Thistle Bloom
Gone by Thistle Bloom

Black Point Wildlife Drive
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, FL
April 12, 2022