Sunday, April 29, 2007

Some of my butterfly photos so far this year

Well, what a spring it has been so far. So much sunshine and well above average temperatures. There are lots of butterflies out and many species are early and doing very well.

One butterfly that is very early this year is Marsh Fritillary which I saw today

Marsh Fritillary

Is is the earliest I have ever seen this species, not just by a few days by nearly a month. Amazing

Holly Blue

Holly Blues are having a bumper Spring. Seem everywhere.

Dingy Skipper

Grizzled Skipper

Grizzled Skipper

Skippers are fairly numerous with seemingly Dingys out-numbering Grizzled at the moment

Some of the other butterflies out at the moment:

Female Orange Tip

Male Orange Tip

Duke of Burgandy

Green Hairstreak

Small Copper

Speckled Wood

Red Admiral

Comma

Peacock