I love butterflies, and National Pollinator Week gives me an excuse to concentrate on what brings butterflies to my yard and to my walking routes. This week I learned two new skipper butterflies: the hobomok skipper and Arctic skipper. Both are crazy for wild geranium, The yellow swallow-tail, painted lady and admirals are plentiful now also, and a few monarchs are checking out the milkweed. Also, this week I saw one pearl crescent and a silvery blue.
Below are two books that help me identify butterflies, and here is an on-line butterfly guide.
Have fun land I hope you enjoy butterflies as much as I do! Get out for a walk and look!