Saturday, July 28, 2018

Red-spotted Purple butterfly on our 1 acre prairie.  11 species of butterflies today.

Question Mark butterfly.  The Comma and the Question Mark are very similar, but I think this is a Question Mark.

Pearl Crescent butterfly.

Common Yellowthroat on Cup Plant.  Had to shoot facing sun, but he spooked when I went to other side.  Notice his black face mask which allows this bird to be easily identified.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Yellow Coneflower (officially the Gray-headed  Coneflower).  Our prairie is in its yellow phase, as many yellow species are now blooming.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Black Swallowtail.

Tiger Swallowtail.

Red Admiral on Purple Coneflower.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Bumblebee moth on our prairie today.  It really is only slightly larger than a female Bumblebee.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Giant Swallowtail.  An uncommon species in Minnesota, but we have been seeing more of these here in the last few years. This is the first one we have seen this year.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

St. John's-wort on our prairie.

Black-eyed Susan.

Female 12-spotted Skimmer dragonfly.

Female, newly emerged Monarch.  Our prairie has abundant Milkweed and we continue to see many new Monarchs daily.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018