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?
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?
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!
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!
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?
I saw this beautiful American Lady butterfly at Fort Hill in Eastham, flitting from flower to flower. I chased him for a while, until he was too far into the meadow.
I liked this photograph where you can see his wing colors, both above and below. Beautiful, don’t you think?