Category Archives: Cape Cod Butterflies

Gorgeous Black Swallowtail Butterfly At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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!



Gorgeous Monarch Butterfly At the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

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!

Awesome View Of Painted Lady Butterfly On Cape Cod

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?



Orange And Brown Checkerspot Butterfly At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

This little orange and brown Checkerspot butterfly alighted on a Queen Anne’s Lace wildflower and made for such a pretty photograph  on the trail at Fort Hill in Eastham.

There are a lot of butterflies at Fort Hill this time of the year. It’s fun to bring your camera and see how many photographs you can get. Sometimes you will a lot, and sometimes you won’t get any! They certainly are elusive little things!