Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Question Mark?

I am pretty sure this is a Question Mark butterfly...I only got to snap this single photo. He seems to be on the shy side...I have seen it or one just like it several times but it never pauses very long. And for sure not if I approach it....with or without camera.

There are more butterflies here this year than I have ever noticed before...Puss Puss has a fun time trying to catch them. I saw her come carrying a Monarch yesterday evening, but she let it get away.

Oh, last night we went out to the garage real check on something about the doors Roger is making for the old garage. We spotted three little tree frogs on the side of the garage! One of them looked just the exact color of the siding, one had more green to it, and one was down so close to the ground that I didn't get down and inspect it. I am so thrilled to have seen that many.

One summer there were all kinds of toads in the yard, but I have not seen that many since. In fact, only see one occasionally. I think our 'pet' must have died...the last time we seen her she was about double the size she is in the post above. Notice the size in comparison to the hand. The last time we had it, it was almost wider than our hand!


George said...

I'm sorry I can't help you identify the butterfly. It has cooled enough that we've opened up the house again and can now hear the tree frogs.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

No idea on the butterfly.. I didn't even know there was one named "Question Mark"... Hope you find out.

Sorry about your little pet toad.. . Maybe he didn't die. Maybe he just moved away!!! ha

Have a great day --and enjoy this gorgeous weather.

Neal said...

Yeah, that's a question mark butterfly. I've looked them up before.

Leedra said...

Looks like a Question Mark to me. I also saw one over the weekend. Don't see many, usually one once a year.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very pretty!!! :-D

Nice capture!

We have out-of-town company, so haven't been able to get on line much.

Mary said...

Definitely a Question Mark. When it is open you can tell by that "dash" over the "dot"...where you see the series of three large dots and the dash is the one nearest the top of the wing. Commas don't have that.

EG CameraGirl said...

I have to look up commas and question marks every time I take a photo of one because I can never remember the difference. This is a neat photo, Rose!

Carletta said...

I had to google that Rose. I've never heard the name but I don't know butterflies well. By looking at the images I think it is.
I think there are more butterflies this year too. Must be - I've actual been able to take some pictures this year. :)