The Milkweed seeds are dangling from their pods as they wait for the wind to disperse them into the air. I loved this photograph as the seeds are hanging on by a thread. (Click on blog link to see other photo.)
You can still see a full pod as well as the one that has opened on this Milkweed plant. These plants are so important for the Monarch butterflies as it is the sole host plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars.
I haven’t seen very many butterflies this summer, so it was a treat to see this pretty little Pearl Crescent butterfly flit from flower to flower in my yard. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
Beautiful little butterfly, don’t you think? Have you seen many butterflies this summer?
The meadows at Fort Hill are teeming with Milkweed plants this summer, ready for the Monarch butterflies to feed on and lay their eggs.
This was such a pretty photograph of the Milkweed in the meadow… such soft colors. What do you think?
I was taking a photograph of this pretty, yellow Cinquefoil wildflower when this Cabbage White butterfly landed on top. I only got one photo and this is it!
The colorful, black and orange Monarch butterflies are back on Cape Cod. We’ve seen quite a few of them at Fort Hill feeding on the Milkweed.
Gorgeous butterfly, don’t you think? Have you seen a Monarch butterfly this summer?
The butterflies are back on Cape Cod and so much fun to try and photograph although they are not always cooperative! This little Pearl Crescent was flitting from flower to flower so I was able to get a couple of good photos. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
The Pearl Crescent is a small butterfly with a wingspan of only 1 to 1 1/2″. It is orange with black borders and scattered black markings. You can find them in open areas, including meadows, fields and roadsides. Have you ever seen a Pearl Crescent?