Saturday, July 24, 2010

Butterflies of Matthei Botanical Gardens

Along with Roger Kuhlman and Roger Wykes, five people showed up for the rained out Washtenaw Audubon Society butterfly field trip at Matthei Botanical Gardens this morning.  The field trip has been rescheduled for next Saturday, 07/31/2010, but the seven of us decided to stick around to see what we could find.  Despite the less than desirable weather for butterflies, we still managed to find twenty species.  Additionally, there was a hummingbird moth and a few different kinds of dragonflies.

Below are some of the photos I was able to take - a sneak preview of sorts.

Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)

Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)

Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius)

Appalachian Eyed Brown (Satyrodes appalachia)

Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)

American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)

Monarch (Danaus plexippus) catepillar

Viceroy (Limenitus archippus)

Female Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)

Tawny-edged Skipper (Polites themistocles)

American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucas)

2 comments:

margaret moran said...

Cathy: Your pictures of our "almost wasn't" butterfly morning are just marvelous. Thanks so much! Margaret

Celestial Elf said...

Great Pictures thank you you might like my machinima film the butterfly's tale~
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1fO8SxQs-E
Bright Blessings
elf ~