Saturday, August 22, 2020

Saturday's Critters # 349

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Hello and happy Saturday!


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I have been enjoying the butterflies at our Buddleia Butterfly bush.
We have lots of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and the Spicebush Swallowtails, a few of the Fritillary and the Red Admirals. I have only seen one  Monarch.

Edited: thanks to Wally   
I corrected my id on the Black Swallowtail, it is really called the Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly. 
 


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and a Spicebush Swallowtail.

I hope you enjoyed the pretty butterflies, seeing them brings me joy.


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125 comments:

  1. They do bring joy! The butterfly bush really does work! The gold and black swallowtails together in one picture is particularly wonderful. Thank you so much for hosting and for sharing your joy.

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  2. Hello Eileen.
    What a lovely video. There are so many butterflies in your Buddleia. Great photos. Those butterflies are so big and beautiful.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Anu!
      I appreciate the comment and visit!
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  3. Beautiful butterflies with lovely colors! And thank you for hosting.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  4. How wonderful to be able to see all those beautiful butterflies and to take video and snapshots of them. I enjoyed the video. So nice to see them fluttering from flower to flower. Thanks for hosting and have a beautiful weekend.

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  5. Thanks for this beautiful butterfly video and photos. Two years ago I also saw a lot of butterflies here but hardly since then. At the moment they fly around my bike every now and then, but not so many on the famous butterfly bushes.
    Have a happy weekend, hug Elke

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    1. Thank you Elke.
      I am glad you see some butterflies there.
      Have a great weekend!

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  6. Wow Eileen that is just amazing. It is so neat to see so many Butterflies at one time
    Thanks
    MB

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  7. What a fantastic show! I really love butterflies.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      Have a happy day and a great weekend!

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  8. Hello Eileen,

    I love your photos of the beautiful butterflies! They are all so pretty. You are so lucky who have them in your garden.
    Enjoy your day, and have a great weekend!

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  9. Hi Eileen,
    Great photos and video of the butterflies.
    Would you like to post my link, I cannot do that.
    Have a nice weekend and stay healthy.

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  10. We share the same species of butterflies in our backyard too, and had an odd species yesterday that we did not recognize, but before we could grab a camera from the house it had departed. Perhaps it will return.

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    1. Hello David,

      I hope you get to see that odd species again! Thanks for the comment.
      have a great day, happy weekend!

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  11. I wish we had butterflies like that, I would sit and watch them all day long. Almost as fun as hummingbirds :)

    Take care!

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  12. Wow, so nice to see lots of butterflies enjoying your Buddleia Butterfly bush. Great photos of the beautiful creatures. Have a ovely day and a wonderful weekend. Thanks for hosting.

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  13. ...It's easy to see why Buddleia is known as butterfly bush, what a treat to see. Thanks for hosting Eileen, enjoy your day.

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    1. Thanks Tom!
      The butterflies are a joy to watch!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  14. Adoro as borboletas! Lindo vídeo e fotos! Adorei! Ótimo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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    1. Thanks for the comment and visit.
      Have a great weekend!

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  16. What a lovely surprise! Butterflies!

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  17. Hari OM
    Buddleia's really are the best for flutteries, aren't they?!! YAM xx

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    1. Thanks YAM!
      Yes, the butterflies love the buddleia bushes and I love the butterflies.
      Have a great weekend!

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  18. Beautiful butterflies! We've had several Monarchs visit the butterfly bush over the summer.

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    1. Thanks Brian! I have only seen a few Monarchs this summer.
      Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Anni!
      The butterflies are joyful!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  20. How beautiful! I always think of the phrase....chasing butterflies when I go around trying to get photos! I don't think I've seen a Monarch this year. Happy weekend! I'm watching the weather this morning...hoping to get outside! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Diane! I have only seen a few Monarchs, I wish there were more.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  21. oh eileen, we are on the exact same page today!! i saw my first monarch just recently and shared that in a post. now, i have seen a few!! here, i find monarchs to be late visitors, i only start to see them sometime in august!!

    you pictures are beautiful and i really enjoyed the video, they are so fun to watch!!! happy saturday eileen, many thanks for hosting us crazy kids!!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie,
      I think there are more Monarchs along the coast, maybe a migration route?
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  23. Butterflies are something I love so much -- and these are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week!

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    1. Thank you Nick!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  25. PS: Thanks for hosting, Eileen! Have a great new week and stay safe.

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  27. I don't think I've ever seen so many butterflies in one place like that, just beautiful! Thanks for hosting Eileen. Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  28. Hello Eileen. We share the Red Admiral but here in Lancaster we don't have any swallowtails and I have to wait until we holiday in Europe to see those. So thanks for sharing your pictures today of those beautiful butterflies. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Phil!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week!

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  29. That video is amazing. I have never seen that many of those butterflies. I have seen several...I thought. till I saw this. They are so beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Rose!
      The butterflies are beautiful, lovely sight to see.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  30. Video is awesome and photos of the beautiful butterflies are magnificent ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka(A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week!

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  31. Butterflies and their beauty - nice. Happy Day.

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    1. Thank you Gayle!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  32. I have seen that bush in the video of the Butterflies many many times but did not know the name of it. Excellent capture in the video and the others are absolutely gorgeous

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    1. Hello Sandra,
      Yes, the name Buddleia is the name for the butterfly bush.
      The blooms are pretty close up. Thanks for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  33. Beautiful butterflies. Such peaceful quiet visitors! Happy weekend to you!

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    1. Thanks Ellen!
      They are beautiful visitors!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  34. I enjoyed the video! Those creatures are so elegant and colourful! Great photos!

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week!

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  35. Great photos, and love the video, too!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much Lea!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  36. Wonderful shots! I find butterflies hard to shoot.

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    1. Thanks Kay!
      The butterflies are hard to capture, like the hummers they move to much.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  37. The Swallowtails always look so exotic and I'm always thrilled to see them! Thanks for hosting, Eileen! Have a safe week.

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    1. Thanks so much!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  38. Love those swallowtails! We are not seeing a great variety in our neighborhood. Not seen a Monarch in a while. Our Monarchs are non-migratory. I think they are beaten down by the widespread use of insecticides for mosquito control.

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    1. Hello Ken,
      The spraying for the mosquitoes is necessary I guess but it does hurt the insects.
      Insects that the birds eat too right? Thanks for the link and comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  39. Good morning, oops this new way of posting it's afternoon already! Oh well, we'll get the hang of it soon. I hope. Your video and photos amazing, and the butterflies are out and about here too! Enjoy your weekend and may you have a joyful week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      I enjoyed your granddogs and photos. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  40. What a beautiful post, Eileen!

    We've been blessed with a bumper crop of butterflies this year and it's been great to wander around all the fluttering color!

    Thank you for continuing to share your natural places and the discoveries you make!

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    1. Thank you Wally.
      I appreciate the help with the id too.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  41. Lovely to see the butterflies!

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment and visit.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  43. I'm late! I'm late! What a fine butterfly post, dear Eileen <3

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    1. Thanks Cloudia!
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  44. Your photos of the butterflies could not be more perfect! I am watering plants and feeding the birds at a friends home while they're out of town, and I loved seeing them all over her flowers, including a couple of Monarchs.

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    1. Hello,
      It is a simple pleasure to sit and watch the butterflies, they are so pretty.
      Thanks Kim! Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  45. Hi Eileen...the butterflies are so lovely...This is the time of year I see them more so than the spring. Have a great Saturday night!

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    1. Thank you Sondra,
      I am seeing more butterflies lately, not many Monarchs.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  46. It takes patience to ge good shots of butterflies. You got excellent photos.

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    1. Thanks so much Red!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  47. Wow ..... the two together. What a photo!

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    1. Thank Dee!
      I appreciate the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  48. Hello Eileen, your butterfly shots are beautiful. Thanks for sharing these beautiful critters and hosting this meme. I have linked (thank goodness in time this week!). Be safe and stay well. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo!
      I hope you stay safe and well too.
      Have a great day!

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  49. Oh wow, Eileen, my Internet perked up and I watched your video What beauty! My buddleia isn't flowering yet. I hope to see these pretties on it when it does. Before Lockdown we were entering autumn and I bought two Gaura Lindereimi; also called butterfly bush here. They survived the one night of hard frost we had in June and should flourish soon . I had to come back and comment again! Have a great weekend. Jo

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    1. Hello Jo
      I would like to see your butterfly bush when it blooms, maybe you can post photos?
      Thanks so much for the link and comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  50. Lovely butterflies! Thank you for hosting and stay healthy.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  51. lovely to see the two species of swallowtails together on the buddleia

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    1. Thank you Juliet!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  52. Beautiful Butterflies, loving showing Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Bob!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  53. The video is wonderful. What a pleasure to watch. I have the same plant but not nearly the number of blossoms or butterfly guests. :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment and visit.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  54. What a great video Eileen! I'm amazed at the amount of butterflies! Did you plant your buddleia from seed originally?

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    1. Thank you Rain! This buddleia was a surprise, we did not plant it it must have been from the seeds.
      I think these bushes grow like weeds here. I appreciate your link and comment. Have a great day and new week!

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  55. Wonderful butterfly shots..I just see them flitting about usually with no camera..Have a good week..

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  57. Always a joy to see butterflies, many thanks for your lovely photographs.

    Hope the new week to come will be a good one for you.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan!
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  58. A wonderful slice of butterfly heaven! Wow! I am in awe of how you can get such great shots! Impressive Eileen!

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    1. Hello Nancy,
      Thank you for the comment.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  59. wow, what fun. gorgeous views. hope u r well this week. ( ;

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    1. Thank you Beth!
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  60. Buddleia plants definitely attract the butterflies, I've planted alot of bee friendly plants here in my garden.

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    1. Thank you Amy! It is great to keep the bees happy!
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  61. Beautiful photos! I didn't know the names, thanks for sharing them.

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  62. Gorgeous, gorgeous. I adore butterflies.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Hello Amalia,
      Thank you for the comment.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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