Saturday, July 23, 2011
Butterflies and Summer
This Painted Lady Butterfly was on some thistle near by. They are medium sized, quick flying butterflies with different colors on the underside of the wings than on the top side.
Right after I took this picture a female Eastern Pond Hawk dragonfly swooped in and grabbed the little skipper and flew off to eat him for lunch.
So, life is not just fun in the sun for these pretty decorations in our gardens. They are working hard to find mates and lay eggs before the needs of other critters intersect with theirs!
See dragonfly below enjoying lunch!!