One of my favorite wild flowers is the Basket Flower, Centaurea americana. It grows in many places across Texas. I love the delicate petals of this … [Read more...] about Orange Skipperling on a Basket Flower.
The Meridian Skipper, Erynnis meridianus, is unrolling his proboscis in preparation for gathering nectar from the Dakota Vervain flowers he is on. … [Read more...] about Meridian Skipper On Dakota Vervain
A Black Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio polixenes) nectaring on a Basket Flower (Centaurea americana). One of the largest butterflies that we see in … [Read more...] about Black Swallowtail Butterfly on Basket Flower
Saw this pretty butterfly a while ago when I still had access to the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. I am continually amazed at the way … [Read more...] about Painted Lady on Gayfeather