Let’s spend some time in this lovely meadow.

summer-field-C_0295Butterflies are flitting from flower to flower. It is enjoyable to watch them at work.


Can you see the long tongue (proboscis) of this skipper moth probing the clover flower?

wood-nymph-brsh-foot_0348Look how orange this wood nymph’s antennae are.

You can’t help but notice the eye spots on the wings. This one has a bit missing from its hind wing that is shaped like a bird beak. Maybe the bird was fooled by the eye spots, which allowed the butterfly to get away.

wood-nymph-tattered-wingsAnother wood nymph, which also survived.

flower-clover-trefoilIt can be a dangerous world for butterflies in the meadow.


Don’t forget, National Moth Week starts on Saturday July 23, 2016.