Do butterflies have a sense of fashion? This swallowtail sure has a good eye for color coordination.
I spent some time inside Olbrich Gardens today for their annual Blooming Butterflies exhibit.
The wonderful spots on this common buckeye butterfly made it my favorite of the day.
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Meet the current nemesis of my sinuses: goldenrod.
It’s certainly been a bad year for seasonal allergies in Wisconsin.
Continue reading The goldenrod nemesis
The other day I discovered a grasshopper hanging out on my clematis plant.
He was trying to get some sun, but once he caught me looking over his shoulder, he got a little anxious and started moving around.
Continue reading Looking over the grasshopper’s shoulder
Another example of nature’s beauty at Olbrich Gardens: a monarch butterfly feeding on flower nectar.
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Hiking around Olbrich Gardens the other day I came across this beetle, smack in the middle of the sweetest part of a flower.
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While I was shooting my stonecrop plant the other day, I wasn’t the only one interested in it. There were also a couple of bees collecting the last nectar of the season.
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At the Olbrich Gardens butterfly exhibit today, one particular julia butterfly was very patient with me. While most of the other butterflies in the dome fluttered about, this one just stood there, posing like a model for several minutes.
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I saw a lot of honeybees gathering nectar, while hiking the Arboretum yesterday.
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