Winged Beauty Butterflies Makes Top 15 List of Butterfly Blogs and Websites to Follow

We are proud and happy to announce ((drumroll please)) our inclusion in Feedspots’ 2020 Top 15 Butterfly Blogs and Websites to Follow!

What does this mean, you may ask? In the big picture, like many other lists these days, this one has been created from a combination of algorithmic and human curation. Ranking is based on relevancy, blog post frequency and consistency, age of the blog, traffic rank, social media engagement and a couple of other things that you can read about here.

On a more personal note, we’re proud to be ranked with the likes of Monarch Watch, Rebecca’s Butterfly Reflections, Lep Log, Butterfly Conservation of Ireland and Butterflies of Singapore. We’d like to thank you, dear readers, for your support over the years and all the wonderful queries and comments on our favorite topic of butterflies.

Read all about it! “Eatonton’s butterflies are known all over the world”

Read all about it! "Hidden Treasure: Eatonton's butterflies are known all over the world" with Jeff Zablow in the March 9th Eatonton Messenger

We are happy to share this wonderful 2-page article from the March 9th Eatonton Messenger. The article tells the tale of our increasingly ever-connected worlds of blogging, social media and butterfly field work. Jeff uses his outsider-expertise to tell Messenger readers just how special Eatonton’s Butterflies and Blooms in the Briar Patch habitat really is. Enjoy!

Pipevine with Thankgiving Turkey

Pipeline Swallowtail Butterfly photographed by Jeff Zablow in Fort Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, PA

This night before Thanksgiving is a great time to share this I-like-it image of a Pipeline Swallowtail butterfly. Tomorrow most of us will sit down and give Thanks for all that we are blessed with. Once we are sated with scrumptious turkey and stuffings, some of us will head to the TV to enjoy football, others will find their way to their/his/her computer and check out their usual websites and blogs.

I was reveling with my first meet-up with regal fritillary butterflies. It was June 10, 2015, and I was at their only refuge in the entire eastern United States: Fort Indiantown Gap Military Reservation in central Pennsylvania. During those hours, this delightful shmeksy, Battus Philenor flew onto the thistle flowerhead. I was pleased and impressed. This is one of those butterflies whose arrival nearly demands Hail to the Chief

No photoshop or equivalent. This one was a beaut, and Cech and Tudor, in their field guide Butterflies of the East Coast, note that these “dazzling” colors are no happenstance. They warn the usual suspects (predators) Uh Uh, I’m over the top toxic!

Soon we’ll post an image of Regals mating. Timing, timing, timing.

Jeff