Wishing for Butterflies in Winter

It’s been wonderful seeing all the winter birds recently and even some small furry mammals but today as I walked through a few local parks my mind’s eye kept seeing all the butterflies I had seen at the same spots last summer. I know that there are butterflies and moths sleeping in cocoons and chrysalises, or over-wintering as eggs and larvae, or sunning in the south before migrating back, but I still kept wishing they were here to see today. In case anyone else is feeling wistful about butterflies, here are some June photos to remind of us of the good times ahead.

June Butterflies

Photo of Blue Butterfly on Yellow Flower on NaturalCrooksDotCom

Photo of Red Admiral On Dames Rocket On NaturalCrooksDotCom

Photo of Red Spotted Purple Sand Gravel On NaturalCrooksDotCom

Photo of Little Wood Satyr Not Enough Spots On NaturalCrooksDotCom

Photo of Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on NaturalCrooksDotCom

Photo of Skipper on Goldenrod on NaturalCrooksDotCom

Photo of Blue Butterfly on Stones On NaturalCrooksDotCom

Photo of Northern Pearly Eye On NaturalCrooksDotCom

Photo of Skipper on Dames Rocket On NaturalCrooksDotCom

photo of Comma Battle Weary On NaturalCrooksDotCom

Photo of Blue Butterfly on Grasses On NaturalCrooksDotCom

Photo of Baltimore Checkerspot in Grasses on NaturalCrooksDotCom

Photo of Skipper Pale Wings on NaturalCrooksDotCom

I also wouldn’t mind seeing some moths, damselflies, dragonflies, Tiger beetles….I’m glad spring is coming!

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