Friday, August 26, 2016

BUTTERFLIES ON OUR PRAIRIE AUG. 25, 2016

Silver-spotted Skipper on Mt. Mint.  A fairly small, and uncommon butterfly.  This week the Mountain Mint appears to be the favorite pollen producer for the butterflies on our prairie.

Fritillary on Mt. Mint.  We have several species of the Fritillary family.

Black Swallowtail on Mt. Mint.

Monarch on Mt. Mint.  The Monarchs are now in migration to Mexico.

Crescent Butterfly

Monday, August 22, 2016

Many Green Darner Dragonflies working our grasslands today.  They, like birds, also migrate south, but little is know of their migration patterns.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Black Swallowtail Butterfly