Butterflies in the Garden

We have so many beautiful blooms in our gardens.   I am seeing butterflies going from flower to flower and I'm enjoying photographing them. 

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is so beautiful. 

This one is enjoying the nectar on the orange butterfly weed in my garden.

The Black Swallowtail is another beauty visiting our gardens.

The Buckeye butterfly below is mostly brown but has some orange cell bars. 

You can see the eyespots on Buckeye. 

If you look closely in the picture below, you can see a butterfly on the highest Blazing Star Liatris blooming in purple on the right.

The butterfly is a Silver-Spotted Skipper.

It is said to be the most recognized skipper in North America.

I read the Silver-spotted Skipper almost never visits yellow flowers but likes blue, red, pink, purple, and sometimes white and cream-colored ones.  It likes milkweed, red clover, buttonbush, blazing star, and thistles. source

Here is a three for one in the next pic. There is a butterfly, a flying bee, and a wasp in the picture. 

He's not a butterfly but this little toad might be hoping to catch an insect soon. 

Thanks for stopping in to see the butterflies in our gardens. I'll continue taking pics of butterflies and enjoying every second of it  - Judy.

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  1. Judy, Great photos. Thanks for sharing these butterflies. Have a great week. Sylvia D.

  2. Amazing butterfly captures, so many species and you know them all, I am impressed!
    Thanks for bringing these winged beauties to MM this week.

  3. You have some great shots!

  4. How cool to have so many butterflies and you know them by name. Maybe we'll have more butterflies once we move to the country. David my husband loves to landscape

  5. Love those flying flowers, chase them a lot.

  6. You captured some wonderful shots of the butterflies. I find it hard to get pictures- they seem to take off quickly. Love th pictures of the swallowtail on the butterfly weed! I cut some butterfly weed for my arrangement and I’m very pleased as to how long its lasting!

  7. Hello Judy, beautiful captures of the butterflies. Nice variety too. Love the pretty blooms. Thank so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  8. These are such wonderful close ups. I took a few this week but not many came out sharp. Yours are amazing!

  9. Beautiful! Wonderful!
    I see Silver-spotted Skippers on my purple butterfly bush. Interesting to know they don't like yellow

  10. Gorgeous butterflies and flowers! A lovely post!

  11. Fabulous photos of your little visitors!

  12. Loved the winged beauties you captured! Great photo of your Buckeye butterfly! Happy Gardening!

  13. Wow, those are beautiful pictures!! We have lots of butterflies too, but my camera isn't always at hand when I need it.

  14. Just, I love your captures of the butterflies. I think all of us love the chase to try and photograph the . Thanks for sharing at Gardens Galore!

  15. Gorgeous pictures, Judy! I adore butterflies and had a ball last year watching all the stages from egg to adult butterfly right in my garden. I've already had one full cycle this year and another is in progress. It is so exciting.
    I've never had a Skipper to visit or a Buckeye! I especially like the Buckeye.
    Beautiful post.

  16. Such great photos!

  17. Judy - wow! I so hope that I get this variety of butterflies as my new garden starts to mature!

  18. BEAUTIFUL! I'm visiting from Jemma and the garden party, so glad I found your blog! Butterflies are so pretty and graceful!

  19. Your photos are so good! I especially love the butterflies and bees. :)