Archives for butterflies

The Ecology Garden

Categories: Out and About.

One morning we headed out to Cobourg, to pick up a special order at our favourite British store, to walk the beach and hopefully find some lake glass, and to make our first visit to the Cobourg Ecology Garden. One piece of lake glass we found was marked Heinz Co with the number 255 on it. Some research on the internet found a list of glass codes by the Heinz company. This one was from a 14 ounce ketchup bottle made between 1918 and 1943. Wow, it is an old piece and will be kept with all the other glass
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Fluttering Wings

Categories: Lens Friends.

Butterflies are delicate critters that flit from flower to flower in the garden.  Capturing them with the camera can be a challenge. The black swallowtail was seen in the spring when the lilacs were in bloom. The tiger swallowtail was found resting on the deck rail one day. A giant swallowtail was really enjoying the purple obedient plants just recently. A few years ago I discovered this mourning cloak butterfly by one of my hummingbird feeders which is close to a trellis where the clematis and honeysuckle vine grow. I think it had just emerged as it sat for a
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Taking a Long Drink

Categories: Lens Friends.

A white admiral butterfly decided to take a long drink from the oriole feeder.  I was lucky enough to be in the right spot at the right time with the camera. Thank goodness for rapid fire buttons, automatic focus and a great zoom lens on my camera. You can see the proboscis extending right into the nectar in the feeder. The markings on the top were lovely … blues with red dots, blue and white stripes, and white sections that stand out against the black wings. It remained on the feeder for a few minutes. With the wings folded up
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Flitting and Feeding on the Echinacea

Categories: Lens Friends.

A swallowtail butterfly was flitting around the big clump of echinacea in the front diamond garden the other day.  We were able to stand at the front door and use the full zoom on the camera to get some wonderful photos of this graceful critter. In honour of a silent lens friend … not a lot of words today … just some photos to enjoy. Take a peek at more lens friends from the garden.
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