Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Arrival

Well, my butterfly flower containers are working wonderfully! Yesterday I got to see my first "wild" Gulf Fritillary! I had photographed one at the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park in the butterfly house two summers ago, but it was not a native species.
What a lovely sight to see!

17 comments:

Carolynn said...

Those are really awesome photos!

Roy said...

Just beautiful Evie, great photography.

Bird Girl said...

Ahhh....lovely! These pictures look like two gorgeous greeting cards, Eve! Glad you got to see them!

Steve B said...

Wonderful! I haven't seen a Fritillary since I left the west.

Jenny said...

That's a beauty of a fritillary Evie and on your Lantana too. A lovely combination.

Rural Rambler said...

Stunning, beautiful pictures! And Eve I love to type and say fritillary...I am learning so much and finding so many things to be excited about! A Gulf Fritillary! I looked for butterfly books today in the big City and a new bird book for just Missouri birds.

Eve said...

Thanks all! RR I love the Kaufman Focus Guide Butterflies of North America for learning the butterflies. I mark the pages of the butterflies in my area and then check them off. I also (try to) keep a desktop calendar and write down the birds I see. Star them as they first arrive for the season. Which will be much different down here! It's a fun thing to get into. And I still get tongue tied on Fritillary!

Tina said...

Oh what wonderful captures of these two butterflies..I'm so glad you got to see them Eve! So colorful!!

Deedee said...

How beautiful! Great shot!

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Great captures! The Gulf Fritillary was the first butterfly that I was able to get really close to and get a good photo of with a digital camera- probably back in 1999 or 2000- it is a really gorgeous butterfly.

Eve said...

Thanks Deedee! It's so fun to see someone new stop by!

Thank you Daniel. I'm still looking for an American Snout! I'll have to send Morgan out to look for one for me!!

Carla said...

Love your photos. I've seen lots of Great Spangled and Diana Fritillaries here...but have yet to see a Gulf Fritillary.

A New England Life said...

Oh Eve, what a beautiful butterfly! Not sure I've ever seen one in person. Maybe at the butterfly farm but that's it. Just gorgeous!

Leedra said...

Both photographs are wonderful. You are going to be having alot of fun this summer photographing the butterflies.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

I love Gulf Fritillaries!!! There are so many surprises awaiting you, dear Eve! You are in such a beautiful location, surrounded by nature at its best. Enjoy, and blog!

Mary said...

Beautiful!

Stephen Baird said...

wow eve!
these are great!
nikonsniper steve