Friday, October 16, 2009

Butterflies are arriving

Snout butterflies arrived by the thousands on Thursday just before this last cool front. They are not very photogenic. Get a better look at the Texas A&M website. Plant is Fragrant Mist Flower (Eupatorium havanense) which blooms here in the fall just in time for the Monarch's arrival.

Snouts as well as other butterflies in this photo. Hopefully you can see them better when you click on the photo.

This guy was enjoying the Damianita (Chrysactinia mexicana). Another look at him below.

Monarchs are beginning to appear also. Enjoying the Mexican Orchid Bush (Bauhinia mexicana) which is usually covered with Swallowtail butterflies.

Today they seem to be enjoying the Buddleia.

Hundreds of butterflies on the Gregg's Blue Mist (Eupatorium greggii).

Smelling the Roses