Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
First time I’ve been able to capture flight. My new camera has a setting that allows me to get many shots, just holding my finger down.
So great to visit the Butterfly Gardens again after two weeks away. Coming home!
Returned for the second time to The Butterfly House at Paul Smith’s College VIC (Visitor Interpretive Center). They raise local butterflies from egg to adult.
In a post last year, we observed the abundance of the Great Spangled Fritillary and Painted Lady in this charming exhibit. This time it was the Monarch that was plentiful with only one rather worn Giant Swallowtail.
Mating or a flower?
The host, K.T., showed us some Monarch pupa. A biology student at Paul Smith’s College, she is interning at the Butterfly House this summer.
Had to get this hat!
Butterfly House: I salute you!
August 25, 2018
On the grounds of the “Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake” I found some butterflies. This place was formerly known as The Adirondack Museum, a much better name!
Logos, past and present. Which do you prefer?
I’ve seen other butterflies around the Adirondacks, a Monarch on the our little lake beach, a Clouded Sulphur near Forked Lake, but only have had the chance to capture them at these formal places.
A Monarch and an American Lady.
Great Spangled Fritillary
An American Lady, closed.
Today was the hottest, most humid and sweltering day yet this summer. Was it worth melting my way through Central Park to the North Meadow Butterfly Garden to capture this beauty?
Yes, it was.
The title of this post is a quote from Rumi, a 13th-century poet.
North Meadow Butterfly Gardens.
A group of mosquitoes is called a scourge. There was a scourge of mosquitoes that kept us inside.
Swimming, sister fun and butterfly sighting at our friend’s pool in Brookhaven, NY. My top favorite activities!
The Hammock Grove has flower filled walkways that attract butterflies.
Round trip ferry fare: $1.00 (senior)