I saw this Little Wood Satyr butterfly at Fort Hill on Cape Cod. I had never seen one before. It was right off the trail leading out to Cutting Rock.
The Little Wood Satyr is light brown in color with two yellow-rimmed black eyespots on both sides of its forewings. The hindwing has two spots. The Little Wood Satyr prefers habitat that is open, contains deciduous trees along with marshy areas.
Have you ever seen a Little Wood Satyr?
I’ve seen several of these Pearl Crescent butterflies along the trails here on Cape Cod. They are orange above with black borders and spots. The male is a brighter orange while the female is a paler brown with silvery areas. I think this one must be a female as it looks very silvery in areas.
I’ve seen them on wildflowers or just on the trail itself. Have you ever seen a Pearl Crescent?
The Painted Lady butterflies are back on Cape Cod! I have seen them all over the place… on the trails as well as in my garden.
I love the beautiful orange, brown and white colors of the Painted Lady butterfly. Have you ever seen a Painted Lady?
I just loved this photograph of this white Cabbage White butterfly that landed perfectly on this yellow wildflower while we were hiking at Fort Hill.
Pretty, don’t you think?
We saw this pretty blue Spring Azure Butterfly while hiking at Fort Hill. It was really difficult to get a photograph of it with its wings open as it was flitting everywhere and very close to the ground.
When it closed up its wings, it looks like a totally different butterfly.
It is a small butterfly with its wingspan 3/4″ to 1 1/4″.
Have you ever seen a Spring Azure butterfly?
I saw these two Silvery Checkerspot butterflies last September as we were taking a walk down the Cape Cod Bike Trail to Coast Guard Beach. There were a lot of butterflies flitting about that day.
It’s not often that I get two of them on the same flower, so I clicked away! They love the Goldenrod wildflowers.
The walk from Doane Rock to Coast Guard Beach is pretty any time of the year. It is short and easy and you pass on the bike trail for a bit. There is always a lot to see!