Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

A Little Skipper

There are over 3,500 species of skipper butterflies. They are distinguished by the club ends on their antennae which hook backwards like a crochet hook.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

An American Lady

An American Lady butterfly was the first visitor to our butterfly bush this year. The American Lady is distinguished by the two eyespots on their hindwings.

The Painted Lady butterfly is very similar but has four eyespots their hindwings as shown here.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Chipmunk scavenging through the birdseed on the ground at Hatcher Gardens.

Saturday, May 09, 2009


Definition of tranquil:
a. free from agitation of mind or spirit
free from disturbance or turmoil
c. a quiet walk at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens