The butterflies are really starting to come back to Cape Cod. I saw this Little Copper butterfly on one of the flowering bushes on the Nauset Marsh Trail and then later on the same day, I saw it in our yard. (Click on blog link to see other photo.)
The Little Copper butterfly is a tiny butterfly with a wingspan of 7/8″ to 1 and 1/8.” It looks so different when its wings are extended or folded up as you can see in the 2 photographs.
Have you seen a Little Copper butterfly this year?
What a surprise to see this beautiful Red Admiral butterfly land on the rock in our back yard. I’ve only seen a few butterflies so far this spring and none as pretty as this!
Have you seen any butterflies this spring?
The butterflies were still around here on Cape Cod last week when I saw this American Lady land on one of my Zinnias. Look at that face!
You can see in the 2nd photograph how camouflaged they look when their wings are folded up. We had quite a few of them around this past summer. Have you ever seen an American Lady butterfly?
We’ve had quite a few of these Damselflies hanging around our Butterfly Weed plants in the past few weeks. They have a little orange on their tails.
I’ve looked in my books and searched the internet but I can’t seem to identify it. Does anyone know what kind of damselfly it is?
I loved this photograph of this American Copper butterfly. The lighting was so pretty. The American Copper is a small butterfly, only about 1″. It looks quite different with its wings spread wide. You can see some of the coloring in the photograph.
Have you ever seen an American Copper butterfly? So pretty…
I’ve seen a lot of Skipper butterflies in our yard and on the trails this summer. Like many Skippers, the Dun Skipper is most easily observed while it is necturing. “They are named for their quick, darting flight habits. Most have their antenna tips modified into narrow, hook-like projections,” which you can see in the photograph.
There are over 3500 species of Skippers recognized. Have you ever seen a Skipper?