Monarch on Joe Pye Wee

Hope for the Future

I have chosen a shot from the archives for this last post of the year. (Today’s One Picture a Day is posted elsewhere illustrating an eBay auction.) This was taken in the summer of 2012. The monarch butterflies were a routine sight that summer. This summer was another story; the monarchs were nowhere. I saw […]

Cabbage White Butterfly (Pieris rapae)


More butterflies in the golden light of fall afternoon. Today we have a Cabbage White Butterfly  (Pieris rapae)  nectaring on a comfrey flower (Symphytum × uplandicum, I presume.) The yellow appears on the underwing. Below is a capture that shows the tops of the wings with their familiar white with prominent black spots. Females have a second dark […]