Anglewing Butterflies

The Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis), named after the two small white markings on the hind wing (visible on the lower left butterfly):


Question Marks nectaring on Autumn Olive flowers in the spring


Question Mark perched on an apple in the sun; early autumn.

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White Admiral

Many butterflies visit animal carcasses and dung to obtain nutrients. In this instance, a road-killed rattlesnake attracted at least four species, including the White Admiral in the photo.


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Late Summer Jewels

Yesterday I watched a hummingbird visit this patch of wildflowers for nectar. When a very chilly night left everything covered in dew, I became the visitor! Called Jewelweed (also Touch-me-not) for the way water droplets linger on plant parts to form glistening, jewel-like beads, this native Impatiens is a late summer favorite.



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