Montana Outdoors

June 27, 2018

Catching up ~ 2

Group 2 of additional 2018 wildflowers blooming in May & June:

Queen's Cup

Queen’s Cup ~ clintonia uniflora

Blanket Flower

Blanket Flower ~ gaillardia aristata

Thread-leaf Phacelia

Thread-leaf Phacelia

Thread-leaf Phacelia ~ phacelia linearis

Roundleaf alumroot

Roundleaf alumroot ~ heuchera cylindrica

Summer Azure

Flying flower (Summer Azure ~ celestrina ladon neglecta)

Sulphur Cinquefoil

Sulphur Cinquefoil ~ potentilla recta

Elegant Mariposa Lily

Elegant Mariposa Lily ~ calochortus elegans

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20 Comments »

  1. I love that little moth. He’s so cute!

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — June 27, 2018 @ 7:33 pm

  2. Another lovely series and I love that interesting looking flying flower πŸ˜€

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    Comment by Vicki — June 28, 2018 @ 7:10 am

    • Thanks Vicki. I seldom get a photo of butterflies lately because I don’t often carry a telephoto lens much because of the weight. This on was patient enough so I could get close with the macro lens.

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      Comment by montucky — June 28, 2018 @ 8:50 am

  3. That moth is so cute! Gosh beautiful photos!

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    Comment by M.B. Henry — June 28, 2018 @ 4:05 pm

    • Thanks! There are so many really pretty wildflowers, and so many pretty butterflies. The latter are very hard to get to pose though.

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      Comment by montucky — June 28, 2018 @ 9:18 pm

  4. I don’t believe I’ve seen a summer Azure before, it doesn’t look like it’s an AZ species.

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    Comment by Candace — June 30, 2018 @ 5:46 pm

    • I don’t know what the distribution of that one is, but it’s quite common here. One of my favorites!

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      Comment by montucky — June 30, 2018 @ 8:36 pm

  5. Excellent set of beautiful nature pics.

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    Comment by Sartenada — July 3, 2018 @ 2:24 am

  6. I’m a huge phacelia fan, but then so are the bees! Your butterfly is lovely πŸ˜ƒ

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — July 3, 2018 @ 3:16 am

  7. Your butterfly looks like a Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus) – what do you think?
    http://fieldguide.mt.gov/speciesDetail.aspx?elcode=IILEPG4020

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    Comment by Dory Owen — July 27, 2018 @ 10:57 pm

    • I think it is probably a Summer Azure. I see them in about the same numbers as the blues.

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      Comment by montucky — July 28, 2018 @ 12:00 am

      • Compare the dots on the underside of a Summer Azure (indistinct against a dirty looking background) to Silvery Blue (distinct dots surrounded by white against a clean background). I will bet you one order of local beer, cheese or sausage (I’m in Wisconsin). πŸ™‚

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        Comment by Dory Owen — July 31, 2018 @ 11:59 am


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