Tag Archives: Fall

Bees on White Flower, December

These white flowers were poking out of some scraggly brush on the walk around the old rice field at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

Bees on White Flower
Bees on White Flower

Perhaps a Camelia variety, they were the only flowers I saw in this mile and a quarter (2 KM) stretch on December 10.

Bees on White Flower
Bees on White Flower

The blooms were a little raggedy looking, but attracted a steady flow of bees and other small insects.

Bees on White Flower
Bees on White Flower

They were making the most of the situation on a 70 degree F (21 C) morning.

Bees on White Flower
Bees on White Flower

Mushrooms Beneath the Pines

The large cap of this dark mushroom caught my eye as I crossed a large lawn under a stand of pine trees.

Large Dark Brown Mushroom with Small Cluster Behind
Large Dark Brown Mushroom with Small Cluster Behind

The cluster of smaller, overlapping mushrooms behind it was pretty interesting, too.

Cluster of Mushrooms
Cluster of Mushrooms

Taken from above, the cluster looked like buttons, although these don’t look like the button mushrooms sold at the grocery store.

Cluster of Mushrooms From Above
Cluster of Mushrooms From Above

Long-tailed Skipper Butterfly

Long-tailed Skipper Butterfly was one of at least five butterfly species I saw on November 13  at Donnelley Wildlife Management Area.

Long-tailed Skipper on Morning Glory
Long-tailed Skipper on Morning Glory

All in, these smaller butterflies took full advantage of the tubular Morning Glory blossoms.

Long-tailed Skipper on Morning Glory
Long-tailed Skipper on Morning Glory

There was some competition, including a number of bees as the morning warmed up.

Long-tailed Skipper on Statice
Long-tailed Skipper on Statice

Also seen November 13, 2020

White Peacock Butterfly

Gulf Fritillary

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly

 

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly was one of at least five butterfly species I saw on November 13  at Donnelley Wildlife Management Area.

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly on Morning Glory
Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly on Morning Glory

There were actually dozens of them along the road, zipping in and out of the Morning Glories.

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly on Morning Glory
Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly on Morning Glory

Zoom in on this last image and you’ll see some sort of a multi-segmented insect between the two Morning Glory blooms that I did not see at the time.

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly on Morning Glory
Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly on Morning Glory

Also seen November 13, 2020

White Peacock Butterfly

Gulf Fritillary