A Little Sulfur

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Teresa shot this photo of this Sulfur butterfly. We have seen so many of these this year. This one was is still hanging around as the fall has arrived. They don’t usually land for very long, but he didn’t fly away. Beautiful creature.

~ Rick


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The Swallowtail Butterfly

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I saw this swallowtail while hiking a few weeks ago. There is some 550 species of swallowtale butterflies. They are a very large butterfly, and at times appear to be a bird flying by. I have often had to do a double-take because I though it was a small bird.

Teresa took the second photo. Another beautiful swallowtail!!!

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If you want to learn more about the Swallowtail butterfly, check out these links:

Swallowtail butterfly (Wikipedia)

Swallowtail butterflies


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Natures Imposter?

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This is not what you think. At first glance, you may think it is a Monarch. Well, it’s not. This is a Viceroy). What is the difference?

There are a few noticeable differences, but the big one is the ‘lines’ in the wings. The Viceroy has a line that runs perpendicular to the rest of the lines in the wing. (see the photo to the right.)

The Viceroy Buttefly

The Viceroy Buttefly

The Monarch Butterful

The Monarch Butterful

This is a photo of a Monarch that I took a couple days ago. Noice the difference? There are some other interesting differences.

  • The Viceroy is usually smaller. They are still a larger butterfly, but just not as large as the Monarch.

  • The Viceroy tends to fly more direct and faster. You have to watch them to understand this, but its true.

There are other differences, but I’m not going to discuss them in this blog post. The fact is, they are beautiful creatures .. both of them. Just enjoy their beauty.


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Butterflies and Happiness

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Butterflies amaze me. The colors and the intricate details are so wonderful. When you get close to a river or stream, its not uncommon to find them stopping to get a drink. They make me happy.
~ Rick


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Please, Don’t Move

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We saw several monarch butterflies this last 2 or 3 weeks, but have not been able to caputre many photos of them. This one was an exception. She was on this flower for a long time, which allowed me to caputure several photos. This was the best shot. ~ Rick


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