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!
This beautiful Painted Lady butterfly flitted from Zinnia to Zinnia in my yard here on Cape Cod. I thought all of the butterflies had left for the season, but this one was still here and certainly took its time savoring each flower.
I couldn’t decide which of the first two photographs I like better. What do you think?
The last photograph was just cool… a head on shot. I love its little eyes!
This beautiful Orange Sulfur butterfly was flitting from Zinnia to Zinnia at my home here on Cape Cod. I have never seen one before.
Orange Sulfur butterflies are about 2″ in wingspan. They are overall yellow with bright orange and black wing borders- solid in males and broken in females. They have 1-2 red-ringed spots on their hindwings.
Have you ever seen an Orange Sulfur butterfly? Pretty, don’t you think?
I took a hike at Fort Hill on the National Seashore just to look for wildflowers and butterflies. And boy, was I lucky! There were Monarch butterflies everywhere! I must have taken 200 photographs!
The Monarch butterfly’s wingspan is 3.5-4″ and orange with prominent black veins and borders. I loved all the polka dots on its body. They feed on milkweeds which abound at Fort Hill.
The Monarch butterfly is so well known that there are attempts underway to designate it as the national insect of the United States. That would be so cool!