Friday, July 22, 2011

A Great Day for Milkweeds

These two are my favorite images from today's walk: a Checkered Clerid Beetle and a Butterfly on Showy Milkweed. I saw all five species of our local milkweeds today, four blooming and one gone to seed. Will post photos of the others tomorrow. Large patches of Narrow-leafed Milkweed and Showy Milkweed were attracting Monarch Butterflies as well as a variety of bees and beetles, but the Monarchs wouldn't sit still long enough for me to get pics. I'll try again early tomorrow morning when it's cooler.

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