Tag Archives: Purple

Black Swallowtail on Butterfly Bush

Helping the Butterfly Bush live up to its name a Black Swallowtail was enjoying the blooms.

Black Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail, Canon 100-400 mm Lens at 158mm

I may have mentioned this before, but I have not seen many butterflies of any kind so far this summer.

Black Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail, Canon 100mm Macro Lens

This one was a real beauty and a light breeze did not deter him from feeding.

Black Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail, Canon 100mm Macro Lens

Purple Wildflower

I spotted these purple flowers on the edges of a dike at one of the wildlife management areas I frequent last week.

Purple Wildflower
Purple Wildflower

There was a pretty stiff breeze that morning so I didn’t take a lot of images, and am sorry I didn’t get one of the whole plant.

Purple Wildflower
Purple Wildflower, Tail end of an insect below the bloom

Now that I’m looking closer, it’s a pretty interesting set up with all those flower pods.

Purple Wildflower
Purple Wildflower

Bear Island Wildlife Management Area
April 12, 2021