Saturday, November 12, 2016

Fall Butterflies

My contribution to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #152.

I didn't see as many butterflies this year as I'm used to. But there were some out in Ashburn this month. Here is a Variegated Fritillary:

A Clouded Sulphur and Cabbage White sharing a dandelion:

I took some photos of the Great Golden Digger Wasp last month when it was shiny and getting nectar in the sun. They also get down and dirty, as the digger part of the name indicates.


I'm linking to Anni's I'd Rather B Birdin'.
These are vultures in Ashburn.

Some D.C. platter birds:

Last but not least, here's another shot of Miley, the St. Dane!

Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.
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27 comments:

Lea said...

Enjoyed your butterflies, and Miley is so cute!

Sandra said...

I wonder how long before Miley will need a bigger bed... so darn cute I can't quit smiling. I like the little platter birds to. so cute..

Rajesh said...

Beautiful butterfly.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty butterflies. Miley looks cute and relaxed. Love the birds too! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Cloudia said...

Oh Miley!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

GREAT shot of Miley!

TexWisGirl said...

cute miley. love all the butterfly activity this time of year.

A Quiet Corner said...

While the butterflies and birds are nice, you got me at "dog o'clock"!...:)JP

Linda said...

I like the butterflies but the great dane is priceless!

Nancy Chan said...

The butterflies are very pretty. Miley looks so comfortable napping on the cushion. And that makes me want to nap in this cool afternoon!

Phil Slade said...

That Great Golden Digger Wasp is so very interesting. Someone gave it a very apt name and I'm thinking now that there must be a smaller on. Think I might do some digging on Goggle.

Phil Slade said...

http://www.countingmychickens.com/great-golden-digger-wasp-the-hardest-working-bug-in-the-garden/

Anni said...

Interesting wasp..,.I've probably seen one before, but never knew its name 'til today!
Love Miley...sweet.
Great birds today. AND butterflies.

Thanks for sharing this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the butterflies, the wasp is really special.
I love them all, my compliments.
Best regards, Irma

Tom said...

Great collection of critters.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Good eye, Phil.

Why I guessed Great Golden Digger Wasp: similar shape, coloration, and location (this one was just a hundred feet down the trail from the ones I photographed in October).

Also, it was doing what I expected a GGDW would do when it wasn't visiting goldenrod flowers: rummaging around in the trail dust. (In fact, I think it had located some hapless bug).

However, their faces are completely different. A mystery for my Nature Notes post on Monday.
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Magia da Inês said...

✿゚ه° ·.
Todas as fotos são maravilhosas, mas, a última é fantástica.
Que soneca tranquila!
Bom domingo com tudo de bom!
Beijinhos.
✿゚ه° ·.

Noushka said...

Very nice butterfly photos but the wasp is stunning!
Thanks for you kind visit, I wish you a great week :)

Jim H. said...

Butterflies are suffering the same potential fate as the bees—environmental degradation is destroying their habitats. If they don't adapt, many will become extinct.

Vultures: we call them turkey buzzards.

NatureFootstep said...

cool image of the vultures :) And beautiful butterflies.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

"Buzzards", "bugs" and butterflies are all wonderful through your lens -- thank you for the needed smiles. Although thinking about fewer butterflies isn't a good thing I'm sure.

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Michelle said...

I've seen a few butterflies myself. It has been such a warm fall.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images, the butterflies are excellent.

GreenComotion said...

Someone else loves their bed as our kids do, eh? :)
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Ela said...

Beautiful pictures of the butterflies !!
Greetings

baili said...

loved the butterflies but the sleeping beauty most

Debbie said...

I did not see many butterflies this past summer and no monarchs. But I have been seeing them now - sometimes I think they are leaves. Pretty captures...and it looks like someone is enjoying their bed!!