I am pleasantly surprised the numbers of butterflies I am seeing. They are difficult to photo with the equipment I have, but here are a few captures (photo-wise). I am the world's worst at trying to id these, any help appreciated
This message was edited Sep 29, 2013 3:17 AM
A few visitors on these cool mornings
Actually your pics are pretty good. Light colored butterflies tend to reflect the daylight and cause the picture to be washed out with glare. Yours are sharp. The first butterfly is a Cloudless Sulphur, 2 & 4 are Common Checkered skippers, No. 3 is a Clouded skipper, and No. five is one which I have never seen but based upon the size of the spots and your locale it is likely a Whirlabout skipper.
shorthog, thanks for help to id these. Just starting this journey and am both thrilled and overwhelmed by variety of creatures I am suddenly aware of.
Welcome to your new passion and quest. I have been sighting and noting the creatures of nature for a year. For butterfly identification I use internet resources and "Kaufman's Field Guide to Butterflies of North America".
Good internet resources are http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/identify and http://bugguide.net/node/view/15740