Butterflies on White Aster

The white aster is in full bloom and attracting many insects including honey bees, wasp and butterflies.  These are some of the butterflies that we saw while out enjoying the autumn flowers and sunshine.

“The aster has not wasted spring and summer because it has not blossomed.  It has been all the time preparing for what is to follow, and in autumn it is the glory of the field …”  ~Henry Ward Beecher

11 thoughts on “Butterflies on White Aster

  1. This was quite a collection of beautiful butterflies … some I knew but I’ve never seen the Clouded Sulphur or Pearl Crescent. I learned about White Asters which I’ve seen in this post, as I have seen them before and thought they were skinny daisies. 🙂 For 2020, I had on my bucket list to learn to identify more wildflowers and that didn’t happen. Maybe 2021 will be better for learning new things – adapting to new things took a lot of the energy this year.

    • In past years, I’ve seen a lot of the purple asters, but this year, I saw more of the white. Both help decorate autumn nicely. It was fun to see all the insects that were attracted to them. While taking these photos, I ended up stepping in some pretty fresh skunk spray. We had to wash the floor mats of the car and my shoes. The shoes still aren’t wearable. Yes, here’s to hoping 2021 is a better year. 🙂

      • A “like” for the nature experience but not for the skunk spray. Wow – that’s too bad. I thought of you when I saw the Autumn Clematis recently at the Park – you told me about the name last year. They are so pretty. I think 2021 cannot get here fast enough and hopefully we don’t have to wait until 2022 for normalcy to return. Thankfully we have our nature walks to keep our lives in balance.

  2. I am looking for a photo of either the Pearl Crescent or Silvery Checkerspot on White Heath Aster and found yours online! May I have permission to use this picture on a fact sheet for White Heath Aster that I am creating for a native seed and plant giveaway? Thank you for your consideration – and keep up the good work!

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