Sighting for June 9, 2020

John and Nancy Crosby

Sea Way NE, Shellman Bluff, GA
McIntosh County, GA

I like having my garden visible from a window! We saw the Silver-spotted Skipper & ran out to get some shots before a thunder storm. Helitrope is my new favorite butterfly nectar plant. I noticed the deer don’t bother it at Barbour Landing at Harris Neck so I transplanted some from a family member. (Deer consumed 200 Echinacae (Purple Cone Flowers) in one evening! Coneflowers have always been easy to grow from seed and butterflies love them. I’m starting more and treating them with Milorganite to repeal the deer. They ate my roses and Blueberry Plants last night! Wish me Luck!

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Horace's Duskywing

Whirlabout