"One of the main foods of the sulfur butterfly larvae are flowers of members of the Senna, or Cassia clan, which includes annuals, perennials and woody shrubs. The caterpillars are very cool looking, very yellow. Planting larval food…"
"Sharon I post to Butterflies and Moths of North America but I could never find an Illinois site to post to. Your picture of the Monarch on the Lily is wonderful. The Sulphurs are our most abundant Butterfly most years here. Last year I saw 100s of…"
"Wow...your orange sulphur Randy is so nice and bright. Do you belong to a butterfly posting website? I belong to the Wisconsinbutterflys.org. I don't get half of what I see posted if I get busy but it is kind of fun reporting what you see."
"Doris I use a Canon 50D, with a 70-300 mm lens, The pictures are all hand held. I did change to a 50-250 lens this year so I could get closer to the butterflies when I'm trying to get there picture. During the spring and summer and fall I go…"
"Sharon I think it is an Aster, but not sure. These are from a wild planting that are native here. The flowers are not very big but the butterfly makes them look bigger then they really are.Orange Sulphur on the same flower Sharon"
"Wonderful picture of the Viceroy Sharon. I enjoy seeing them. I think they are a little prettier then the Monarch but just an opinion. Another of my favorites is an Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly. It just isn't very big so you don't get a…"
"Usually, the baby cardinals do not have orange beaks. Their beaks remain sort of dark brown until they are mature--end of summer here. I think that one is a mature female.
Love those red bellied woodpecker pictures, Beth."
"So on Sunday I played out in the yard cleaned up the patio which attracts weeds, and the rock garden with my Hen and Chicks and sedum. I've decided to pot up all my special plants and plant the pots, the pots are terra cotta so I think it will…"