Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Monarch on Rough Blazing Star, Lake Louise St. Park.  The Monarch migration to Mexico has begun.

Green Darner (male) dragonfly.  The migration south of this species started about two weeks ago and we saw several hundreds last evening.  I have read that they migrate as far south as the Gulf Coast.

Green Darner dragonfly. The females and juv. have a greenish to brownish tail, while the males have a blue tail.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Giant Swallowtail butterfly.  Minnesota is considered by most books as the far northern range for this species.  It is often considered a "stray" in Minnesota.  We have been seeing them on a regular basis for the last ten years at our place.  Been trying to photograph this one for weeks-got it a few minutes ago.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on Tiger Lily

PURPLE CONEFLOWERS AND BUTTERFLIES

Painted Lady butterfly