Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Common Checkered Skipper

Carmi's Thematic Photographic 354 is Down on the ground. This is a Common Checkered-Skipper, Pyrgus communis. I don't think I've ever seen one before.

This is my contribution to TexWiscGirl's Good Fences #86. I don't think this little tree meant to flower in November, but it's pretty nonetheless.

Another shot of the flowers, and I'm also contributing to Michelle's Nature Notes (#337).

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16 comments:

jandi said...

beautiful colouring + patterns on the wings! beautiful blooms!

Ela said...

Beautiful pictures !! Always nice to visit your blog !!
Greetings

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the butterfly is pretty and I love the flowering tree and fence shot. Beautiful images.
Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

TexWisGirl said...

i always smile when the trees decide to do 'second spring'. :)

Lea said...

Very nice fence!
Great Skipper photo!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea

Christine said...

Great capture of the butterfly! We have a tree that blossoms spring & autumn & they do add a nice bit of colour to the garden.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful pictures of butterfly, nature and fence.

Jim H. said...

It's so warm the poor little moth can't find any wool to munch. Flowers blooming.

Bob Bushell said...

They are superb shots, but I love the Checkered-Skipper, fantastic.

Karen S. said...

It's amazing, but with the warmer temperatures it's really a treat to see blossoms still! Great shots from the ground to the fence too! Enjoy your day.

Alexia said...

Very nice shots, thunder. I see that the Checkered-Skipper is described as "extremely rare to very rare", so well done for spotting it!

GreenComotion said...

Beautiful blossoms, though late in the season!
We have a few Azaleas in the front yard that are still blooming too, here in Atlanta, GA.
Nice find for a Good Fences.
Have a Great Day!
Peace :)

Ida said...

Pretty little butterfly. - Lovely blooming trees and a nice fence. I think some of the trees get mixed up when the weather is warm in Nov. - They seem to think it's spring instead of fall.

Rambling Woods said...

Pretty butterfly.. We have a couple of warm days which allowed a few more of my flowers to bloom...Michelle

Bob Scotney said...

Good to see a butterfly in November especially one we don't get here.

Laura said...

I see you still take lovely pictures! :)
Hey... I've missed you my friend. :)

((Hugs))
Laura