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Pretty Black Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly In My Yard On Cape Cod


It was such a treat to see this black Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly feeding on the Zinnias in my yard here on Cape Cod. It is such a pretty butterfly.

The Spicebush Swallowtail is a very large butterfly measuring 3 1/2″ to 4 1/2.” Its overall color is black with white and blue spots on its wings. It loves to sip nectar from a variety of flowers and frequents woodlands, meadows and gardens.

Have you ever seen a Spicebush Swallowtail?


Cabbage White Butterfly At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary


Usually the Cabbage White butterflies spend most of their time flitting from flower to flower. It is very difficult to get a photograph of them as they don’t stay in one place long enough.

We were at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary looking to photograph  Monarch butterflies when I saw this Cabbage White on a yellow flower. I got my camera out and clicked away. He never moved. That wildflower must have been delicious!

I got so many great photographs, but this one is my favorite! What do you think?

Gorgeous Black Swallowtail Butterfly At Fort Hill On Cape Cod


This Black Swallowtail butterfly was pretty elusive as I was chasing it at Fort Hill on Cape Cod. I would see it flit around and land and, by the time I got to it, it flew away again.

The Black Swallowtail is a large butterfly, measuring 2 1/2 to 3 1/2.” It is overall black with iridescent blue, yellow  and orange markings.

I was only able to get one photograph of it.  What a beautiful butterfly!



Gorgeous Monarch Butterfly At the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod


If you want to see Monarch butterflies, go to the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on Cape Cod. They are are abundant and gorgeous.

There is a garden right outside the Visitor’s Center when they love feeding on the Butterfly plants. What a treat! I hadn’t seen too many of them yet this year.

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is a great place to bring the whole family. There is so much to do for everyone!

Awesome View Of Painted Lady Butterfly On Cape Cod


I got so many cool photographs of this Painted Lady butterfly at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary last weekend. He just flitted from flower to flower while I clicked away. I got so many different angles.

This is my first one. What do you think?

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a butterfly this close up. Have you?