Friday, June 17, 2016

Butterfly 9 and 10

This morning while I was out doing barn chores I saw that the butterflies are out and flying around, which are something I enjoy watching.

The first one I wanted to do was the Clouded Sulphur Butterfly (Colias philodice).

I often see large groups of them in the late spring through to the middle of autumn grouped around puddles and damp spots on the driveway.

This one I saw in the garden by the bird bath, which was surrounded by tulips and daffodils.

Butterfly 9

I may add more spring flowers to this drawing at a later date.

My second drawing is of a Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) which is my favourite butterfly.

Butterfly 10

As a child when I lived at in Toronto, I used to collect the caterpillars, feed them milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) and watch them when they left their chrysalis as butterflies and then released them back into the wild.