Beautiful Butterflies, Series 16 – June 28th

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Today’s butterfly is the Monarch Butterfly. It is a symbol of the states of Vermont, West Virginia, Minnesota, Texas, Alabama, Idaho, and Illinois. Wow, that’s a lot of states!

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I saw my very first one of the season and I was so excited. Nothing, to me, reminds me more of summer then the Monarch.

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Have a blessed day!
Heather

Beautiful Butterflies, Series 13 – June 16th

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Today’s butterflies is the Red Admiral Butterfly. Really very pretty!

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They enjoy eating sap instead of butterflies.

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They can be anywhere from red to orange, and have beautiful patterns on each side of their wings.

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Have a great day!
Heather

Beautiful Butterflies, Series 12 – June 13th

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Today’s butterfly is my favorite, the Zebra Swallowtail. It just such a pretty butterfly. It has black and white strips and a couple spots of red and blue on both the inside and outside of the wings.

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It is usually between 2 1/2 to 4 inches and its the symbol of the state of Tennessee.

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Beautiful Butterflies, Series 11 – June 12th

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Today’s Butterfly is the Northern Cloudywing. It is a skipper, they get that name for their quick, darting flight habits. They get their food from nectar, usually from blue, purple, pink or white flowers.

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Have a blessed day!
Heather

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Beautiful Butterflies, Series 10 – June 11th

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Today’s butterfly is the Eastern Tailed-Blue. It’s a relatively small butterfly that stays pretty close to the ground.

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They are are anywhere from to blue or brown with some orange spots on the lower portion of the top side of the wings. But they can also be purple or pink. The underside of their wings is usually a white or tan with a couple orange spots toward the bottom of the wings.

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Overall, a cute little butterfly.

Have a blessed day!
Heather

Beautiful Butterflies, Series 9 – June 10

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Today’s Beautiful Butterfly is the Painted Lady. A very pretty butterfly, beautiful orange and black pattern with white on the spots. The outside of the wings have what look like eyes.

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Interesting little fact is that those eyes morph from black to blue in summer.

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Have a blessed day!
Heather