Female Leonard's Skipper
A butterfly on the Pincushion (Scabiosa)
A chipmunk and a young Robin
A House Wren with a secret yarn stash
A moth on a daisy
This entry was posted on June 13, 2011 by melissafischer. It was filed under nature and was tagged with butterflies, gardening, insects, melissa koski, nature, photography, pincushion, scabiosa, wren yarn.
I believe the flowers being visited by the Leonard’s skipper is orange hawkweed (Pilosella aurantiaca). It’s a stunning flower, but not native to North America. Indeed, it’s considered an invasive alien in a lot of places.
June 13, 2011 at 7:27 pm
Thanks! I had looked it up previously, but didn’t have my field guide handy..or my energy. (:
We have maybe an acre of long grass and sadly almost none of the flowers are native. It was so refreshing to visit my friend’s farm and realize all “her” wildflowers were native and non-invasive.
I’ve added quite a few patched of milkweed to my non-native grassland, but aren’t sure how to start converting the area to native plants. I’m hoping I don’t have to kill it all and replant in one big project.
June 13, 2011 at 9:44 pm
Wow, this is an amazing beautiful blog! So inspiring. What kind of simple camera would you suggest for a beginner?. I have only used my son’s digital camera once so I’ve got alot to learn. Your nature shots are truly lovely but my favourite is the groundhog! Best wishes on your blog.
June 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm
I had an Olympus I loved until this past Christmas that I loved. It zoomed in amazingly close and took great close ups and wasn’t a budget buster. It’s in my daughters room now so I’ll give you the brand 2morrow after she wakes up. (:
June 15, 2011 at 10:07 pm
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