Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Skipper Butterfly, Bernheim

There are Monarchs and Swallowtails and Painted Ladys and Sulphurs of varying colors and then there is the non descript, but still viable Skipper Butterfly. It gets its name because it darts quickly around the flower garden to and fro. No matter why they are called Skippers, they were plentify the day I was photographing a Monarch at Bernheim last July.

On this particular day, the Skipper wasn't darting about, but instead holding steady to the blooms.

They were plentiful and busily sucking away at their bounty as though they had not a care in the world. I'd never seen so many Skippers at one time, but what with the blooms on this bush, I can understand why. ENJOY!


  1. That is a beautiful close up pic of this butterfly, Carol. These butterflies kind of look like moths to me. The skippers almost blend in with the yellow centres of the flowers don't they. Beautiful photos!

  2. They are often passed over for the showy butterflies, you are right. I don't think I have seen any this season. Nice flower shot, too.