Butterflies in the OBX

Joined: June 21st, 2017, 12:59 am

May 21st, 2018, 11:16 am #1

Here is a short video of two butterflies seen while walking on the Pine Island Audubon Nature Sanctuary nature trail.   I'm not sure what kind they are.  I saw the most butterflies in the Outer Banks, North Carolina, while walking on the nature trail.   Insects, birds and other animals love the natural setting and plants there.



Carol Trego
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania USA
Zone 6b
Carol Trego
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA
Zone 6b
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Joined: May 21st, 2013, 12:09 am

May 21st, 2018, 12:47 pm #2

A quick impression is Black Swallowtail
Southern New Jersey
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Joined: June 21st, 2017, 12:59 am

May 22nd, 2018, 4:57 am #3

This Monarch was a little tattered when I saw it feeding.  I wonder what kind of plant it was feeding on.   There was a lot of this prickly plant along the nature trail at the Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary.   It is a large and valuable area for animals and butterflies that would be great to explore more during different times of the year. rsz_monarch_feeding.jpg

Carol Trego
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania USA
Zone 6b
Carol Trego
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA
Zone 6b
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June 12th, 2018, 3:49 pm #4

It looks like some kind of thistle. 
Southern New Jersey
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