Sunday, August 15, 2010

butterfly having a snack

10 Comments:

Blogger Hayden said...

what gorgeous colors! I recognize the buddleia, but not the butterfly. Do you know what it is?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 9:15:00 PM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Hayden--I wish I knew what the name of the butterfly is--but it's a new one to me! I'll try to research it for you--don't quite know how...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 10:00:00 PM EDT  
Blogger ashok said...

A lovely picture of one of the most beautiful creatures on earth with an equally beautiful mission, to pollinate for the birth of more beautiful flowers, ad to prepare the finest of garments mankind has ever known -silk, a creature that lives in three different bodies in a single life - that of a crawling creature, a prisoner in a cocoon and then at the end of its labor to fly free into the wide world stopping every now and then for the nectar and beauty that mother earth has to offer to its beloved.

Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 2:27:00 AM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Ashok--I love your description of these fine friends of ours--and I try to grow many flowers that they can feed on--like this butterfly bush!

Monday, August 23, 2010 at 4:43:00 PM EDT  
Blogger ashok said...

Sounds wonderful Firebird !

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 8:59:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Hayden said...

I need a butterfly book, a bug book, a tree book, a weed book....... sigh.

so many questions!

Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 5:02:00 PM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Hayden--I Google searched for butterfly identification and found this site:
http://www.gardenswithwings.com/identify-butterflies.html

It gives choices of wing shape, color, etc. I identified this butterfly as the Great Spangled Fritillary...

So we might not need books so much after all, when we have the internet!

Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 9:11:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Hayden said...

a fritillary! what a gorgeous creature!

Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 1:06:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Lorraine said...

What a beauty, the contrast are magnificent :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 7:36:00 AM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Hey, Lorraine--good to see your lovely face--and thanks so much for the comment!

Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 8:31:00 PM EDT  

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