Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Butterflies in December


The warmer weather and sunshine brought out the butterflies in the garden. This Gulf Fritillary was enjoying sipping from the Pineapple Sage. 


The Pineapple Sage has been a butterfly and bee magnet.


These little yellow butterflies have been out in full force. They are everywhere!


One of my favorite butterflies is the Common blue or Reakirt's blue. It is about the size of a moth and if you blink, you might miss it.


It has this dazzling, iridescent blue color on the inside of it's wings. The Queen FBA (Future Butterfly of America) decided to get in on the shot. 
  
Only in the South do you get to see butterflies this time of year.

8 comments:

  1. Great butterfly pics. I saw a few butterflies today, but there's not much for them to eat in my garden right now. My vegetable garden on the other hand is full of green lacewings munching away. Apparently, they are finding lots to eat.

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    1. Thanks Ally. I have a ton of Lacewings in my garden as well. Thanks for dropping by:)

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  2. I've seen a ton of lacewings these passed few weeks too. Also, the pineapple sage has, as you said, been a pollinator magnet! I've been loving all the visitors. I'm afraid tonight's cold weather may be the last of it. I sure hope not. I haven't seen any caterpillars though ... you're a lucky girl!

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    1. Cat - This winter has been a roller coaster ride of temperatures. One minute it is 80 and the next it is freezing! Hope you are staying warm this chilly night.

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  3. I was amazed at the number and variety of butterflies in my garden a couple weeks ago too. So fun!! I'm sure the freezing temps will send them on their way though. Have a merry Christmas!

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    1. Toni, The butterflies disappeared today thanks to the freezing temps. Hope you are staying warm. Merry Christmas to you!

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  4. Your photos are amazing. I love butterflies so I really enjoyed the diversity of both butterflies and caterpillars in your garden.

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    1. Thank you Charlie. Thanks for stopping by.

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