It's a long and winding road, this beginning journey of trying to learn the various butterflies of my area of upstate New York.
|My guest photographer captured this Painted Lady on a zinnia earlier in the fall|
So, what now?
I figure, it took me years to be able to identify flowers (and I don't have a strong botanical knowledge of them), so it is going to take a while. For example, is this butterfly I photographed on a butterfly bush back in August a silver spotted skipper? Can I pronounce "Epargyreus clarus"? Oh, Latin.
My head hurts.
And, what is the best way to learn about butterflies, anyway? Is there a good book, or video, or something on You Tube, that would help a beginner past the "yikes, too much to learn" phase?
Looks like I may have a retirement project, for that day when I finally retire. All because of a case of mistaken Vanessa.
Day 29 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost