Friday, August 9, 2013

Butterfly Visitors!

 We've had lots and lots of butterflies
this summer. Right now it seems
that we have a lot of 
So - I thought I'd take a moment to
point out the difference between the
Spicebush Swallowtail above and
the Black Swallowtail, below.
These two are often confused and even
I have a hard time telling which is
which. But - look at the fore-wings!
The Spicebush Swallowtail
has one row of spots and the
Black Swallowtail has more!
There is a third variety that looks
a lot like these two.
The Tiger Swallowtail.
He looks like the Spicebush and has one
row of spots, but he will have
a red dot on each of his hind wings. 
Other visitors this week were:
 The Monarch!
 Another Spicebush Swallowtail!
 Giant Swallowtails!
 Another Giant Swallowtail!
 And another Black Swallowtail!

The girls and I love watching the butterflies 
and humming birds and learning 
what we can about them!

1 comment:

  1. What good lessons you are sharing with those kids, Patty. They are blessed to have you in their lives- xo Diana