Monday morning butterflies


Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, WI, was a butterfly’s paradise last week.


The monarchs will be migrating south soon, and they were fueling up.


Gomphrena attracted this little white butterfly.


I believe this is some sort of skipper butterfly enjoying the Verbena bonariensis.


Another look

Butterflies improve a Monday morning, don’t you think?

For more images from Olbrich, go to yesterday’s post about the secret garden under the curly willow. Tune in this afternoon for the grasses of Olbrich.

All material © 2006-2010 by Pam Penick for Digging. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.

8 Responses

  1. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    I quite agree. Butterflies improve any time.

  2. Gail says:

    They certainly do, Pam! They make me smile, especially the skippers. gail

  3. Diana says:

    Pam, such lovely photos: clear, crisp, colorful. With our rain and cooler evenings unfortunately our butterflies are no where to be seen. Have a wonderful week.

  4. Jenny says:

    I agree, but how do you get them to sit still. I find myself chasing around the garden after them.

  5. Beautiful. A butterfly does indeed improve the morning, so thanks for sharing them with us.

  6. Linda says:

    Here’s a helpful site for identifying butterflies: http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?guide=Butterflies
    I’m in San Antonio & we have been having some absolutely beautiful large butterflies visiting the lantana in our yard. Turns out they are Papilio multicaudata, also known as the two-tailed swallowtail.

  7. One says:

    Dear Pam, Your photos are stunning! I enjoy snapping photos of butterflies too but the result not quite the same.

  8. Joseph says:

    Butterflies improve just about any morning, Pam! lovely pictures!

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