next year i want to plant all the milkweed in my yard, so i can have all the butterflies, bees, froggies, and cool bugs.
so far, i have noticed three varieties of milkweed growing in the mid-state area. i had not noticed the one above before, but now i see it everywhere. it grows taller than people! so awesome!
this one i have seen for the last few years in early summer and there is a similar pink variety that grows in late summer. i remember seeing this orange one a few times in florida as a kid.
i have the hardest time photographing the black swallowtails. they are such busy butterflies!
froggy on the milkweed.
bee on the milkweed.
butterfly on the milkweed. and i have since found out that this cool bug is a milkweed beetle, also on the milkweed. :)
i have learned to take a quick "junk shot" of living creatures before i try to compose the "perfect shot" as living creatures don't always make the best subjects. this was the only snap i got off before this guy flew away. sometimes you just have to take what you can get.