Saturday, July 19, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
I believe the butterfly below is a Pipevine Swallowtail. It, along with the other yellow lantana shots below, were taken in Locust, NC (Stanly County) on 7/12/08. A Spicebrush Swallowtail has two rows of orange dots while the Pipevine Butterfly has one row of 7 orange dots. The praying mantis shot from the other day was a Spicebrush. I've learned that a Black Swallowtail is not necessarily a Black Swallowtail.
There were many types of butterflies and moths feeding on the yellow lantana that day. I took pics of all the larger varieties.
I think the butterfly below may be a Tawny Emporer.
And, the Hemaris Diffinis moth was also present on the lantana.
Sunflowers near Reed Gold Mine in Cabarrus County.
Pisgah Covered Bridge in Randolph County (think not far from the NC Zoo).
We saw some other neat things like a good view of the Rocky River at a large bridge crossing on NC 200. It was fun. All these stops and sites kept me awake on the ride.
A few of the pictures I took of the boys with Poppop this weekend. The outside fireplace shots were taken at the Lone Star Steakhouse in Monroe. The other shots were taken in Dad's living room. Johnny just loved the rocking chair, so when he wasn't in Dad's lap, he was in it.