Monday, May 28, 2012

OhMyGoodness! Count 'em! 16 Great Spangled Frittilaries and ...

... one little friend, little Gray Hairstreak!

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Pretend you're looking at the book, "Where's Waldo!"
You'll find 16 Great Spangled Fritillaries.  Look carefully!

I took this next photo from the otherside of the Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Yes, they were flitting around from here-to-there, but there are STILL 16 back here, too! :-)

What a Wonderful Day!

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Darla said...

This is so wonderful!!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

How exciting! I only found 14 on the first side, and 13 on the other.

Rosemary said...

Wow terrific!

Shady Gardener said...

I had a hard time controlling my excitement, Darla!

Hi Sue! Don't miss the ones that are looking at you-(see the top left "three? There are actually four), On the right top, you'll see part of a wing, one on a flower clump and very slightly, you'll see one behind the flower clump, at the top right, there are two on the right-hand flower clump... one is looking at you. Did you see the one at the very bottom of the photo? ;0 Tricky!

Hi Rosemary!! :-)

Suz said...

wonderful wow

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

So exciting!! Lucky you!

Shady Gardener said...

They're still "out there!" Hope the rest of the summer is this exciting! :-)


Sorry I could only count 14 but I'll take your word for it.

Doesn't it make you feel great when your garden is visited by such royalty? That plant must have been really delicious.

Jamie said...