Mount Greylock in the Berkshires has a lot of goldenrod on top of the mountain. And many happy butterflies are enjoying themselves.
We also visited The Mount in the Berkshires, where Edith Wharton lived for a while with her husband (before she divorced him) and his dogs. There is a pet cemetery near the garden that has lots of tidy flowers, many of which are butterfly-friendly, like this butterfly bush. The Whartons allowed their dogs to sit at their fancy dining table along with distinguished guests (is that natural? as this is Nature Notes).
We saw this red mushroom besides the trail that we climbed to the top of Mount Greylock.
16 thoughts on “Nature Notes: Butterflies and Mushroom”
I would love to visit there as it is supposed to be just beautiful. I was going to play..guess the butterfly with myself..LOL..the first one is a male monarch and I don’t know the second one..I know you didn’t ask, I just like to try..Thank you for linking up to Nature Notes this week Leora…Michelle..
I’m glad you offered the type! I just remember viceroy has that black stripe.
I think the second one is a red admiral and they are migratory to a point..
And to me, they look so much alike! I see the bottom one has more dots.
What a pretty collection of images – butterflies are always a source of delight; and that mushroom is extraordinary! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.
Lovely captures of the butterflies, Leora! Looks like a beautiful place to visit. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful week!
Very pretty, I so love watching butterflies :).
I’ve been enjoying your recent butterfly photos, Robin.
I thought dogs sitting at a table was only natural if they were playing poker…
What beauties! The monarch butterfly is such a lovely one. I have been to Pacific Grove Sanctuary, CA specifically to see the monarch butterflies migrate, every October. It is quite the sight.
Thanks for sharing such beautiful and colourful photos. The first one is my favourite and the mushroom reminds me of my grandfather – he was good at identifying mushrooms.
Lovely shots, another butterfly lover I see.
These are really beautiful, Leora!
Lovely captures, Leora. Sch an abundance of blooms…no wonder the butterflies are happy! Also love that red mushroom!
Beautiful butterflies and I also love the mushroom.
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