Tag Archives: Insect

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

October Dragonflies

Going back to a warm October day when a number of dragonflies were flying over the pond and occasionally stopping for rest.

Dragonfly on Dried Grass
Dragonfly on Dried Grass

A few even landed on a tree at a height I could capture.

Eastern Pondhawk on Tree
Eastern Pondhawk on Tree

This pair entertained me as one or both repositioned just as I thought I had the shot. I thought it was interesting that they would land so close together.

Eastern Pondhawks on Tree
Eastern Pondhawks on Tree

Ravenswood Pond, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston, SC
October 12, 2021