Sunday, October 12, 2014

Mid October

 Monarch butterfly on dried Queen Anne's Lace

Yesterday I was surprised to see this Monarch out and about (I'd thought they'd all gone a while ago to Mexico!) and even more surprised to see it land on dried weeds.  I guess maybe it was tired and needed to rest because for sure there was no nectr there.

 Fall aster

But there's still some nectar in the area. Not a LOT, but SOME.

 Wooly Bear caterpillar

This is my second Wooly Bear of the season. I spotted the first on my porch, the second here on a beach. I hope it knew it was far too cool for a swim.

Milkweed fluff

Can you see the critter on the fluff. It's in danger of being blown away.

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34 comments:

Sandra said...

all are beautiful. the wooly bear looks like we could use him on the end of a mop and the milkweed is my fav

TexWisGirl said...

loved them all. :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You have such an eye!

thewovenspoke said...

Great finds, those are so like what I do sometimes in nature look for the small details most people miss. Have a good weekend :)

William Kendall said...

Beautiful fall shots, EG!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, these are such terrific shots, EG!! Love that wooly bear caterpillar!! But then I love all of your critters!! Enjoy your day!!

Ruth Kelly said...

All shots of nature - I haven't seen a caterpillar like that one but perhaps I don't look.

Revrunner said...

I especially like that milkweed shot.

Bob Bushell said...

The Monarch Butterfly is wonderful, and the rest of them, fantastic.

Judy said...

Lovely fall pictures. Maybe that little bug is hoping to get a ride to far off places on the milk weed.

Felicia said...

great fall images.

Ginny said...

The butterfly is Fall colors! In fact, all of your wonderful pictures are beautiful and look like Fall. And not a pumpkin or leaf in sight, Wow! Gorgeous and unusual fall images.

Lisa Gordon said...

What beautiful fall colors!
I especially love the asters. The are such a wonderful addition to the reds, oranges, and golds of fall.

Marie said...

A monarch! How wonderful! Love the wooly photos too.

Taken For Granted said...

I've seen a few monarch butterflies this fall, but fewer than in past years. They are always exciting to see. Great shot.

Hilary said...

They're wonderful pics. I spotted the little insect right away. Perhaps it will take a ride on one of the seeds.

Cloudia said...

I DO see and appreciate the critter on the fluff. . . . hm, maybe that should be the title of my autobiography?



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A Quiet Corner said...

Great pix for Nature's Notes....love the seeds from Milkweed ready for a gust of wind with that little traveler!...:)JP

Pamela Gordon said...

Pretty photos. Last week when I was walking along the road I'm sure there were a hundred of the wooly bear caterpillars all over the place - on the road on the side in the dirt - just hurrying to get somewhere. There were also a lot of bodies that didn't make it and were run over. Seeing the Monarch is unusual this late so I hope it makes the trip safely.

Lorac said...

I never saw any Monarchs at all this year and usually see plenty. I cant find any milkweed in the area either so that is probably why. Great pics again EG!

Stephanie said...

Love all the images.

Michelle said...

Interesting to see the butterfly still in your area.

Linda W. said...

Nice photos, especially of the butterfly.

Malyss said...

You're very gifted to catch some pleasant détails of nature life! This Caterpillar is really strange !

DeniseinVA said...

Those are beautiful!

Judy said...

I have seen a lot of wooly bear caterpillars, especially on the bike path. Some of them are moving by the time I am on my way home again!
I love the image of the monarch!!!! May I send that one to my Mom? She is in rehab after breaking her hip...

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful photos, specially the Monarch

Susan Anderson said...

Thanks of the close up peek at nature. Well done!

=)

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful pictures.

orchid Miyako said...

Wonderful pictures of nature,EG♡♡♡
My husband was amazed to see your Wooly Bear caterpillar as he's not used to see my friends' pictures p:-)
I thought the same thing for the butterfly, very interesting landing on dried Queen Anne's Lace,isn't it♬♬♬ I checked the flower, beautiful cute white flower♡♡♡

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*



eileeninmd said...

Beautiful fall images. I love the butterfly and the pretty aster. I am hoping the Wooly Caterpillar sightings are not a bad sign..winter coming early? Have a great day!

Karen said...

Lovely captures! The Asters are such a pretty colour.

Carver said...

Delightful mid October shots. The butterfly is a stunner.

Rambling Woods said...

Consider reporting that Monarch to Journey North as they love to have that info for their science.. I hope it doesn't get too cold for that butterfly to move south..Michelle

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