Sunday, May 25, 2014
Sunday Memorial Day Weekend at the Beach
Monarch butterfly of the year, on the wild Milkweed that is in the sand dunes, and which just flowered. Since Monarchs rely on Milkweed for their caterpillars to grow on, I hope it was laying eggs as well as having a sip.
Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly. Note the comet shaped blue mark amid the inner line of orange dots; the quickest way to tell it from the much rarer (I think) Black Swallowtail.
Clouded Sulphur butterfly, also in the Milkweed.