Thursday, April 12, 2012

Flutter Bies.....

I wanted a few verbenas, for a small bouquet in an antique bottle on the kitchen window sill.

So, I headed out to Elli's Meadow, where there are lots of Prairie Verbena blooming.

A Blogger doesn't go anywhere, without a camera.  So, I could show you this lone Mexican Hat blooming among the many verbenas.

But, standing in the midst of all these blooms, I realized there were swarms of butterflies.

A few of these orange ones.  What are they?

Lots of Red Admirals.

And, this hard-to-photograph moth.  Very big and very pretty.

It was amazing.

We're off to the Wine and Wildflower Trail, again this year.
I think we're not doing so many as last year.
But, there will be way more of the Wildflower part.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Have a Great Weekend...


  1. Gorgeous pictures! The verbena is so pretty this year thanks to all the rain. It is a real butterfly magnet. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    PS I'm thinking your butterfly in question could possibly be a Painted Lady butterfly.

  2. Have a great time at the Wine and Wildflower Trail. I read about that on line and really wish I could go. Please tell us all about it when you get back.

  3. Lovely! The Red Admirals look soooo much better on the verbena than on my coneflowers! That alone would make me grow verbena. :P

  4. I'll second the id of the butterfly as a Painted Lady. Lovely verbena--I've never grown it, but it sure is pretty, pretty.

  5. I agree on the painted lady, and the bottom butterfly looks like a swallowtail, possibly a female Eastern tiger swallowtail. I have seen these at my house recently.


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