Purdon Conservation Area – The Butterflies (Four Photographs)

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Yesterday I posted the Lady Slipper Orchids, today it’s the Skipper Butterflies. The butterflies were a surprise and almost seemed sedated, if they landed on you you had to push to get them off. During our visit we saw hundreds of skippers. They moved slowly and deliberately, covering the flowers. I did a few close-ups here to show the detail of the butterflies. Finally, and for reasons unexplained, the skippers could be found in the bowl of almost all of the Lady Slippers. The Lady Slippers are not carnivorous, but some skippers and bees get caught in the bowl and cannot get out. The plants are considered endangered in the U.S.A. and some believe that the skippers dying inside may not help matters much.

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Prudon Skippers

5 responses

  1. That is so interesting – their slowness – and getting stuck in flowers can’t be good for either species! That last photo looks like you are peeking in on a private party! 😉

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    September 11, 2015 at 10:25 am

  2. I also found your story about the skippers quite intriguing. Lovely photos.

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    September 11, 2015 at 5:21 pm

  3. This last one here is amazing!!! Well done Victor. It works so well as part of the series!

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    September 12, 2015 at 8:56 pm

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