She (ID book didn’t distinguish sex) may be old and faded but this painted lady is in pretty good shape for her age and is still here in mid-October. Maybe she’ll hang around until the first frost. I watched one fly low over the lawn, glowing in the sunlight as it searched for sorrel, followed faithfully by a little orange skipper.
I would prefer not to be known as bluegill bait.
Caterpillars may be setting fall fashion but this tent caterpillar isn’t quite what my chilly toes were looking for.
Wolly bear is not sporting a black stripe this season… What does that mean?!
Yellow is a warm color.
This fritillary would make a perfect stained glass project!
This yellow jacket is enjoying frog ribs.
Insects take care of road kill vultures miss.
Out of focus but so lovely! It would be a lovely design for a silk fan. Just the sight of it would take me away from thoughts of summer’s heat.
I was startled to discover a pink grasshopper in my yard.
I often see gold ones with wonderfully striped hind legs.
They are also often green. In case you were wondering, this one is dining on poop from a raccoon who had been dining on persimmons.