Winter Butterflies (26Jan2023)
Clouded Skipper (18Jan2023)
Apatelodes Moth Caterpillar (8Dec2022)
Beautiful in the sunshine.
Butterflies Are in Bloom!
We are going into the second peak of Butterflies. Sweet. I have been seeing a lot lately: Monarch, Common Buckeye, Fiery Skipper, Tropical Checkered-skipper, Gulf Fritillary, Little Yellow, Hair-streak (not sure of species), and other Sklppers and Moths. And Butterflies. So get out around flowers and along the borders of woods and water. Enjoy the …
Butterfly Life Cycles
In Texas, most Butterflies peak in activity in March and April, with a secondary peak in September through November. But some do the reverse. Interesting stuff from iNaturalist — as of 17 July 2022, of course. Here, for example, is the Common Buckeye in the US; click on “Filter by Place,” then select “Texas,” to …
Houston Wilderness has a nice Houston Atlas of Biodiversity online, a 100+ page booklet about geology, history, plants, animals, ecological regions, and more.