Category Archives: Cape Cod Butterflies

Gorgeous American Painted Lady Butterfly In Our Yard On Cape Cod.

It seems like I’ve seen more butterflies in the past couple of weeks than I’ve seen all summer! This American Painted Lady was flitting from flower to flower in our yard and stayed for quite a while. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

The ironic thing is that when I bought these flats of flowers, they were marked “pink,” which is what I wanted. By the time they started to bloom, I realized that they were all white and it was too late to get any pink ones as they were all sold out. Well, the butterflies LOVE these white Zinnias! Guess what color flowers I will get neat year?

You can tell that this is an American Painted Lady because of the two blue spots on each wing.  Beautiful butterfly, don’t you think? I love the difference in the upper-side  and under-side of the wings of these beauties.

Beautiful Monarch Butterfly At Fort Hill On Cape Cod.

I was so lucky to see this gorgeous Monarch butterfly flitting about the Milkweed flowers at Fort Hill the other day. I hadn’t seen one in so long. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

Its colors were just magnificent! Have you seen many Monarch butterflies lately?

One Of Our First Butterflies This Season On Cape Cod.

I saw a little flutter of blue along the trail and was hoping it was one of the first butterflies of the season here on Cape Cod, the Spring Azure. (Click on blog link for other photos.)

It was a Spring Azure and I was in for a treat as it flitted about the trail for quite  a quite while we clicked away. You can see how vivid the blue is when the butterfly has its wings extended, and then how so dramatically different it is when its sings are folded.

Have you ever seen a Spring Azure butterfly? So pretty, don’t you think?

Happy Mother’s Day to you all! May you also see something special today!

The Milkweed Seeds Are Ready To Disperse On Cape Cod.

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.