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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Butterflies, not Bees

In a meadow near the Hambidge Center in North Georgia, I walked a trail where I saw lots of butterflies, but only two bees - one on goldenrod and the other on Joe Pye weed. I decided to take pictures of the butterflies because they were so delicate and beautiful.
(And of course, I took a picture of the bee on the goldenrod!)

This one is probably a yellow tiger swallowtail, at least from pictures on the Internet.



The picture below is probably a meadow fritillary butterfly (what do I know?) but I thought it was pretty anyway, in the fall colors!


This beautiful blue and black butterfly was the prettiest of all and the most difficult to catch in a picture. Here it is on Joe Pye weed. It may be a female Diana butterfly.

Anyway with no bees, I thought I'd share these.



And below is the lone bee on goldenrod!

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5 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about getting a photo of the blue butterfly. I have tried too, but if you get too close they flitter away. Nice photos.

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  2. Nice pictures,nice greetings from Germany.

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  3. Pretty pictures. I love Joe Pye so much that I intentionally grow it all over my yard. It must be wonderful to suddenly come across it in the wild.

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  4. Joe Pye weed is all over Georgia....so we don't come across it in the wild suddenly - it's everywhere, it's everywhere! ;-)

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  5. Anonymous10:41 PM

    Linda,
    Greetings from Asheville...You always have such great pictures throughout your blog, but these of the butterflies are particularly wonderful!

    Sharon M.

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