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2019 Birds, Butterlies & Plants

Juvenile Mourning Dove

Goldfinch plucking seed from a Purple Cone Flower

Fern in the light. "Only spread a fern-frond over a man's head & worldly cares are cast out, & beauty & peace come in." -John Muir

Male & Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies on a purple cone flower

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black & Yellow morphs of female Eastern Tiger Swallowtails

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in black morph form.

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in black morph form.

Recently emerged Monarch butterflly on a red zinnia

Tiger Swallowtail taking flight from a pink zinnia flower

Monarch butterfly on what's left of a zinnia flower

Female Monarch butterfly on a red zinnia flower

There are 6 butterflies in this picture. Do you see them all?

Buckeye butterfly on a black-eyed susan flower

Buckeye butterfly on a purple cone flower butterfly

Female Easter Tiger Swallowtail on a pink zinnia flower

Female Easter Tiger Swallowtail on a pink zinnia flower

Female Easter Tiger Swallowtail on a pink zinnia flower

Red Spotted Purple butterfly resting on a beauty berry bush

Female Red Throated Hummingbird sipping nectar from a yellow cosmos flower

Buckey butterfly on a pink zinnia flower

Silver Spotted Skipper on a red zinnia flower

Common Blue Damselfly resting in the dampness on the shore of the lake at Green Lane Park.

all images © K. Price