My first trip was to Japan, where I found these beautiful Tree Nymph Butterflies.
From there I went to South Asia area...
These Blue Clipper Butterflies were very common.
This butterfly changed colors with every angle!
From Asia, I decided to travel to South America. I spotted this nice looking Zuleika Butterfly.
This Cydno Butterfly was cool too.
Then, I thought I spotted an owl! Haven't been seeing many birds on my travels...
Ah - Owl Butterflies. So cool.
Then I spotted the most awesome butterfly there is, a Blue Morphos. I wish they would spread their wings!
I then spied what I think is a Postman Butterfly. Very cool looking.
I don't know where I am at now, the sign says Morocco, but I don't think I am in Morocco! Anyway, I found these cool butterflies here too.
I like the red spots.
This butterfly is just the coolest looking butterfly I have ever seen. I don't know what it is but it is cool!
I am now back in the Southern US. Still seeing good butterflies, like this Queen.
And this Zebra Longwing.
I bet that you are wondering how Donald the Birder could have traveled all over the world and not got one single bird picture? Well, I really haven't left Cincinnati. I attended the Butterfly Show at Krohn Conservancy. Very beautiful. I recommend it.
I have recently had my cameras and spotting scope stolen out of my house. This has caused a small blip in my birding adventures as well as a considerable financial blow, but I have now got a new camera. Still trying to get used to it.
Since I am on the topic of butterflies, I thought that I would share some local pictures I got while attending the East Fork Butterfly Count this year on June 8th. I was able to get a new species, although I didn't spot it first.
One of the most numerous butterflies were Summer Azures. They were everywhere. Not so easy to get a pic, they don't stop.
This Northern Pearly-eye was very cooperative. Such a nice looking butterfly!
I think this is a Tawny-edged Skipper. Or is it a Crossline? I am definitely rusty on my skippers!!
But the COOLEST butterfly I saw on the count was this Striped Hairstreak found by another butterflier at the visitor center on Slade Rd. I have never seen one before. Very cool.
I have been out birding with the new camera. I have seen some cool birds as well. I guarantee that my next post will feature birds!
Whatever life throws at you, never stop enjoying the beauty of nature!Tweet