Haiku: Butterfly Garden

Colors entice them
Petals and nectar attract
Comes the fluttering

Jefferson Vineyards, Charlottesville, VA
Jefferson Vineyards, Charlottesville, VA

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 9/30/17

Photo of Jefferson Vineyards Garden, Charlottesville, VA by Gary Lucas 9/30/17

Additional photo by PamelaWLucas, Charlottesville, VA, 9/30/17

Haiku: Painted Lady

Wings are the palette
Camo delicate patterns
A passing treasure

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 9/22/17

Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin 9/17

More than 60,000 public sightings of the butterfly showed that Painted Ladies migrate as far north as the Arctic Circle.

Haiku: Flitting Purple

Cherries are their host
This butterfly looks for sweets
Can winter over

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 9/15/17

Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin, Charlottesville, VA 9/17

The life cycle and needs of the Red Spotted Purple Butterfly

Haiku: Hurry…Monarchs to Mexico or California

Fall approaches fast
Hurry cat and make your wings
Ready for your trip

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 9/11/17

Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin, Charlottesville, VA 9/17

“The mystery of migrating monarch butterflies has captured the attention of people throughout the world. East of the continental divide in North America, monarchs generally migrate to central Mexico from as far away as Ontario, Canada. Monarchs west of the divide fly to the coast of California to spend the winter. They cluster together on tree limbs during the winter months in California by the thousands, and in Central Mexico by the millions.”

Haiku: a precious puddle

A Silvery Checkerspot
Puddling on a mushroom
Miniature beauty

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 9/6/17

Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin in her butterfly garden. 9/17

 

Butterflies need to puddle…how to attract butterflies.

Haiku: Cardinal Flower

Red gets attention
Butterflies seek their nectar
Plant and they will come

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 9/2/17

Inspirational photo by CCO Creative Commons at Pixabay

Haiku: flutter and flitter

A Black Swallowtail
This male just opened his wings
Now go seek females

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 8/29/17

Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin 8/28/17

Life-cycle of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Haiku: Opening Up

Pod bursts fluff and seeds
Winds carry a new cycle
Milkweed comes with spring

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 8/3/17

Inspirational photo by PamelaWLucas 8/3/17