Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I'm growing a small patch of marigolds this year and it's a joy to see the butterflies,hoverflies, and even flies, always stopping by for a long and leisurely sipping session. Except for the swallowtail and the tiny psyche butterflies , I have had ample time to take my shots, staying close and clicking away to my heart's content. In this collage all the marigolds are from my garden. The picture of the rows of marigold on the bottom right is from a public garden. The insects are...commonly seen brown skippers, the Common Grass Yellow butterfly, the Peacock Pansy butterfly, the Common Mormon swallowtail, flies, a hoverfly, and two kinds of tiny lycaenid butterflies.