These are the last of the photos from my September 2015 trip to St. Louis County’s Faust Park and they are a hodgepodge of insects and flowers.
I’m pretty sure this is a buckeye butterfly. It’s late summer and you can see the ragged edges of the blurry wing.
I think this is a male clouded sulphur butterfly but it might be female cloudless sulphur. As I’ve mentioned before I have a hard time telling the cloud and cloudless sulphurs apart because I can’t find a good comparison picture of the two together. Once I see that I can lock it in my mind but for now I have to say “I think” when I point them out. You can see that it too has some ragged edges on its wings.
This is a damselfly and I think it’s a black and white damselfly versus a white-legged damselfly. Notice how white it is and all the white on the branch were it’s perched. Coincidence?
Here are a few photos of a dragonfly I found. In this first photo he seems to have found a nice prize to take home.
No, the photo above is not for real. Here are two more images where you can see what’s going on. I cloned the stem out in the first photo.
Took the two photos below when I got home from Faust Park. I don’t know what type of flowers these they are. I planted them from a seed mix but didn’t keep the seed envelope. I did save seeds from them and one other flower but the seeds for this particular one must have been damp when I gathered them. When I got out the seeds this spring they were moldy. The others propagated just fine. If anyone knows what they are or has an idea of what the might be I’d appreciate hearing about it because they are a fun challenge to photograph.
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