Marcie, Laura, Ken, Virginia, Cathy, Deepthi, Lisa, Kenne, Sertac, Bill and so many more have been sharing beautiful butterflies these last weeks. Whatever weather and other stresses surfaces earlier this year, the bounty of fresh, handsome butterflies abounds these last weeks of August and into early September.
Prepping for a very special presentation here in Middle Georgia on October 14th (and joined by Ellen Honeycutt of the Georgia Native Plants Society and I anticipate a Wow! program), I reviewed and reviewed my own Media Library, selecting which images I will share (I do hope you’ll join us!)
Permission to add one more beauty? This Viceroy butterfly enabled me, as it took some time to rest on a large Tithonia Mexican Sunflower Viceroy hostplant. We were at Butterflies & Blooms Briar Patch Habitat in Eatonton, Georgia. All those years of reading butterfly field guides, reading that the Viceroys of the Southeastern USA sport deeper, luxuriant color, were confirmed here. My Fuji Velvia film did its job well.