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Ironweed and Butterflies

September 15, 2014
Ironweed and Butterflies

Some ironweed growing in the backyard attracted a lot of butterflies this summer.  Here are a couple of butterfly pictures (tiger swallowtail and great spangled fritillary).

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Great Spangled Fritillaries and Ironweed

September 8, 2013
Great Spangled Fritillaries and Ironweed

Thanks to my dad for getting some ironweed seeds started at our place a couple years ago, we have some tall ironweed out back that the butterflies really enjoy. Here are a couple pictures of great spangled fritillaries on the ironweed. And here’s a closeup of just the ironweed that my wife took.

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Great Spangled Fritillary

July 8, 2013
Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly on Thistle

While my parents were visiting, Kristy and I got out for a rare run together without the girls. We took the Appalachian Trail to a rock outcropping overlooking the woods below. Where the trail crossed a cleared area underneath some powerlines, we noticed this great spangled fritillary butterfly on a thistle. On a solo run…

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Great Spangled Fritillary on Thistle 2009 Image 2

August 6, 2009
Great Spangled Fritillary on Thistle 2009 Image 2

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Great Spangled Fritillary on Thistle

August 5, 2009
Great Spangled Fritillary on Thistle

I took a similar picture last year, but we saw the familiar scene again this summer.

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Great Spangled Fritillary on Bull Thistle

February 27, 2009
Great Spangled Fritillary on Bull Thistle

At one time, I intended to only include native plants on this blog.  I took a picture last year of this bull thistle wildflower. According to Wildflowers of the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains, it is a European introduction that has turned into a serious weed problem.  However, butterflies like this one, don’t seem…

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