Monday, September 15, 2008

Goldenrod & Skipper



Two weekends ago Snakeroot was the wildflower of choice for our local insects. Now nearly all of the attention is riveted upon the prolific Goldenrod.

Sunday afternoon found me spending a couple of hours photographing wildflowers and insects in an overgrown meadow. This tiny little skipper is my favorite shot from that session.

8 comments:

Chad Oneil Myers said...

What a truly bizarre creature.

photowannabe said...

I love the composition and the way the goldenrod dip down under the "weight" of the skipper.
Tell Mrs. Salty many thanks for her nice comment. Its appreciated.

Ivar Ivrig said...

This was a cute one. Great capture and lovely color :-)
Lokks like a heavy fellow :-)

fishing guy said...

Scotty: Very nice capture of the skipper, the Golderod is really prolific this year.

Tommy V said...

wonderful picture and super catch

Abraham Lincoln said...

Our supply of insects is shrinking. I see only cabbage white butterflies now. I suspect the violent winds of Hurricane Ike damaged a lot of them still here and left them unable to fly.

I published a post about squirrels and other animals and some of the problems they have. I hope you can take the time to read it. That animals suffer and we do not seem to notice seems so sad. Look at my Dances on Sunshine

Michelle's Rambling Woods said...

Great shot and it is so hard to identify what kind of skipper..Too many..too similar..

Jill said...

Nice! Skippers are all over the place in our area, too.