I made a vow to myself that I would improve my butterfly and basic nature photography skills. (I also promised myself to draw more in my nature journal, take more hikes this year, remake a garden bed into a butterfly and bird magnet.) I’m coming along. I follow high school biology teachers Jeff’s blog and ran across this great explanation of how Jeff takes such great photos of butterflies. Like athletes preparing for a big game, here is some inspiration for us. Jeff explains how he approaches, keeps the sun at his back, […]
Metalmark butterflies are a diverse family of butterflies that live mostly in the Americas. The name “metalmark” comes from the metallic markings of many species.
A Red Admiral butterfly was sipping nectar from the Purple Coneflower (Echinacea Purpurea) in my garden the other day. When I see a Red Admiral, I always catch my breath. It is something about the curved band of red on the dark black wings that delight me. These aren’t big butterflies but their colors are very […]
We like observing butterflies because they capture our attention with the fluttering of color as they pass by us. The blues, greens, and bright yellows advertise their presence and call attention to their beauty. On these pages we will learn about observing, their life cycle, their families and how to attract them to our gardens […]
Identifying common butterflies is easier with photographs or drawings. I put together this photo gallery of butterflies. I took just about every photo either in my garden or around the Philadelphia area. As I take more butterfly photos, I will add to the gallery. Some of the butterflies have photos of larva and adult life stages. […]