Sunday, August 5, 2012

Butterfly Watcher

Here is the view from my kitchen window.

Rather than a bird feeder, I have a butterfly feeder.
It is a wonderfully overgrown butterfly bush.

It gives me great pleasure to look outside my window and watch all sorts of butterflies and bees feeding on the flowers.
Occasionally, I see bees that mimic hummingbirds in their flight.

Today, there were a number of Swallowtails, which is fitting as it is the official state insect of Virginia. I bet you didn't know that there were official state insects!

I journeyed outside to get a closer look and although, they were a bit skittish, I was able to get a few closeup shots.

I wonder if there is an official title for a butterfly watcher?