Orange Sulphur Butterflies
Butterfly wings in left photo are so green, they look like a leaf. In right photo, they are pale enough to look like a flower.
Crickets here are still high-pitched and butterflies are still high flying.
Swirling within clusters of busy dragonflies, and darting past reigning Monarchs, is the Orange Sulphur. While this insect varies in color, it appears nearly neon against tawny grasses or nearly invisible within honeysuckle and clover.
Grab a pair of binoculars and enjoy the views this September while walking the lovely paths within Parade Grounds, Fishers Island.
From the Field, Field Note by Justine Kibbe, Sept. 11, 2019