Zabulon Skipper Butterfly - Poanes zabulon - Female by MotherNature
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These little butterflies were fairly common last summer and this female and her gentleman caller were in full courting behavior. All the pheromones must have been filling the air because I watched the wing-quivers, the gentle pursuits.

This picture was taken August 22, 2012, in Green Lane, Pennsylvania.

For more information on these little cuties you can visit:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/450/data

http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Poan...

I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely series of images Carol

  • Thanks, MMP! You are always so supportive:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dalmost 2 years ago

    What a wonderful gallery of nature’s wonders you have here. Lovely work and thank you for the information too!

  • Thank you for these very kind and generous words, Kasia! I appreciate it greatly:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 2 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL WORK DEAR MOTHERNATURE!!!!!!!

  • Thank you, Vitta! Hope you’ve been well and actively pursuing your art:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couchalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful macro shot !!!!

  • You’re a prince, Russell:>) Thank you for coming by and commenting!!!

    – MotherNature

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 2 years ago

    Another favorite of mine. boy you are seeing alot of great things!

  • Suddenly we have SPRINGTIME! then just as suddenly it gets cold and wet. then suddenly we have SUMMER. Then suddenly it get cold and wet. Then suddenly we have SPRING – today is wet but not cold:>) Maybe the tide has changed????

    – MotherNature

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 2 years ago

    ha ha, so true, a/c one day and heat the next! It’s crazy!!! Getting hot again now though!

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraalmost 2 years ago


    June 2/2013
    Enjoy the day MotherNature with the Just Butterfly Featured Gallery.
    Wish you A Sunny Day with Butterfly Kisses,
    Johanna

  • I am honored! Such beautiful work resides here in Just Butterflies and to be chosen to have a place beside them is exciting!!! Many thanks:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingover 1 year ago

    GORGEOUS capture!!!

  • Thank you very much, Heather:>)

    – MotherNature

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