Category Archives: Cape Cod Butterflies

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.

Lots of Milkweed Plants At Fort Hill On Cape Cod.

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?

Beautiful Orange And Brown Pearl Crescent Butterfly On Cape Cod.

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?