the two photos above are the same butterfly, it is a Red Admiral and is territorial. they come to the same spot every day, rest on the same bush at night. Sits on the lip of the pool every afternoon between 3 and 5 and has been known to sit on Baby's back, Bob's back and my shoulder. There are two of them now, but no photo yet.
Spicebush Swallowtail above and below. Notice how it blends in with the plants and is very hard to see if I don't see it light there.
One night bob was in the yard with the dogs and he called me out and said watch this. The butterfly below would circle and land on the same bush. Circle and land on the same bush. I goolged and found they like to sleep in the same area, they roost at night. Who Knew?
I sneaked out in the dark and this is what i got. Wondrous to me!
Isn't he just beautiful in the dark and he did not mind the flashes as I clicked away.
If you look at the first 3 purple flowers on the side bar, it is different views of our purple passion vine. The passion flower is a butterfly magnet. They do the same things a bee does, move the pollen from plant to plant according to God's plan.
I saved my favorite for last, it is a White Peacock Buterfly. How Cool Is This?
He sat on my pink plastic chair by the pool and let me click away.
I think he might be an escapee from the Flutterby Gardens a few blocks away. I was glad he came to visit and I only saw him once and that was July of 2007. the other butterflies are common and can always be found in the hot summer time.