Monday, August 29, 2016

The Skipper

We have skippers fluttering all over my garden.  They really like the zinneas and the comfrey, which are now in bloom.


I like this skipper, that I caught on my cell phone camera.  I watched them flying all around for a good five minutes before I even thought to take a shot.

Readers, do you have many butterflies around your place?

21 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

We have those and they seem very territorial. I saw a monarch yesterday and lots of the yellow and also black swallowtails. The weeds are blooming now so lots out in the fields. I unfortunately see a stink bug on the screen this morning which is the start of the fall plague.

Tom said...

I've never heard of a skipper...thanks.

Tanya Breese said...

no, unfortunately i didn't plant anything this year but i will be better next spring and plant butterfly and bee friendly things! i meant to this year but it just slipped right on by!

Out on the prairie said...

You know I chase them a lot. Like these silver streaked skippers. Seeing the monarchs thinking about forming groups for migration soon.In one county they gave me the name,Butterfly Whisperer

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

We don't see a lot, probably because I didn't plant anything butterfly-friendly. Recently, though, we came out on the back porch. It's enclosed with glass slats, and a monarch had somehow gotten caught in one. Larry loosened the slat and it flew away. So glad we saw it in time to help it.

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful picture of the Skipper.... We have butterflies here... I saw a pretty yellow on yesterday munching on a Canna Lily bloom....

Have a great week...I published a blog post today.

Hugs,
Betsy

Mildred said...

It is interesting to me to see your comfrey blooming. I love your photos. We have quite a few butterflies that are attracted to some kind of tree that is blooming. We have not been here long enough to have flowers that attract them, but maybe next year.

Ginny Hartzler said...

This is a wonderful shot, even if it wasn't a phone!! Yes, we have lots of them. And many look like they have four wings, but they don't. This is the most beautiful one I have seen. I have not seen ones with this brilliant white stripe. Also a great eye. Very well done. Now that you remind me, I will post mine later in the week.

Angie said...

a perfect moment captured - i so love butterflies!

Sally said...

We do, and I can never get to my phone (which is all I use) in time.

That's a great photo, Lisa. I really like it.

xoxo

alissa apel said...

We do have a lot of butterflies, but not as much as we did a few years ago when my husband planted butterfly milkweed.

camp and cottage living said...

Lisa
Did you ever read 'The Girl Of Limberlost'? The girl, Elnora collected butterflies and moths, etc. to make money. We visited the author's, Gene Stratton-Porter, home in Indiana where she had large collections of butterflies mounted. I love butterflies...
We have very few butterflies here, but tons of dragon flies.

Michelle said...

Such a pretty shot!! I get too excited to see the butterfly and then forget to take a photo :) LOL

Michelle said...

We are having quite a few, at the moment.

Nancy Chan said...

I was chasing one pretty butterfly yesterday morning but it wouldn't stay still. In the end, I gave up!

Endah Murniyati said...

Nice, beautiful shot!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

I have seen quite a few lately. You managed to take a great picture.

Linda said...

Yes, we have some, especially out where the weeds are tall!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Awesome!

mail4rosey said...

You got a great picture of him!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We have some white ones,, and purple ones,, and swallow tails,, and sometimes orange ones. I did not know about skippers
love
tweedles