Seen in the Garden 2020

Seen In the Garden is a snapshot of a few of the creatures and plants spotted on a particular day at a specific time.  It in no way represents all the wonderful wildlife that could be seen throughout the day!

Michelle Sharp visits the Urquhart Butterfly regularly, usually every day.  She spends about an hour meandering through the paths, and takes photos of many of the things that catch her eye.  Most of the photos on the site will be hers. Michelle designed all the Urquhart Butterfly Garden signage, posters, and  brochures – in fact everything!  Added to her design abilities, Michelle is a keen amateur photographer & naturalist.

This year, two other photographers have been contributing to “Seen in the Garden”:  Ken Kerr and Mark Williams. Both visit the Garden frequently and have added some great shots of interesting creatures. Many thanks to all for sharing their photos.

Cabbage white on Verbena, September 25, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Red Admiral on Buddleia, September 24, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Summer Azure on Goldenrod, September 23, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Wolf Spider, September 23, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.

Spreadwing Damselfly, September 15, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Underwing on Buddleia, September 14, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Mantis, September 14, 2020. Photo by Carolyn Zanchetta.
Monarch on Verbena, September 13, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Smoky-winged Beetle Bandit, September 13, 2020. Photo by Joanne Redwood.
Common Eupithecia Moth Caterpillar on Black-Eyed Susan, September 13, 2020.
Photo by Ken Kerr
Fiery Skipper, August 31, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Compton Tortoiseshell, August 31, 2020. Photo by Carmel Mothersill.
Sweat Bee, August 30, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.

Crab spider eating Flesh Fly, August 28, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Goldenrod Soldier Beetle on Black-eyed Susan, August 28, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Black-Legged Meadow Katydid, August 27, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.

Catbird on Pokeweed, August 26, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Delaware Skipper, August 25, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.

Great Spangled Fritillary, August 24, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Cabbage White and Peck’s Skipper, August 24, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Eastern Pondhawk, August 24, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Chipmunk on Cup Plant, August 22, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Yellow-collared Scape Moth, August 22, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Great Spangled Fritillary, August 20, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Dogbane Tiger Moth Caterpillar, August 19, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Eastern Tailed Blue, female, August 18, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Widow Skimmer, August 14, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Monarch Caterpillar, August 14, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Eastern Kingbird in Dogwood, August 14, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Skippers on Verbena Bonariensis, August 12, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Cabbage White on Joe Pye Weed, August 10, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Tawny Edged Skipper with Peck’s Skipper, August 9, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Red-spotted Purple, August 9, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Giant Swallowtail, August 3, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Four-Toothed Mason Wasp, August 2, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Monarch and Ambush Bug on Purple Coneflower, August 1, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Rhipiphoridae Beetle, July 31, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Meadow Katydid, July 31, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Black Swallowtail Egg on Queen Anne’s Lace, July 30, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Tiger Bee Fly, July 29, 2020. Photo by Mark Williams.
Japanese Beetle on Queen Anne’s Lace, July 29, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Planthopper Nymph, July 28, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Ambush Bug, July 28, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Clouded Sulphur, July 27, 2020. Photo by Mark Williams.
White-striped Black Moth, July 27, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Buddleia, July 26, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Giant Swallowtail on Coneflower, July 25, 2020. Photo by Mark Williams.
American Lady on Oregano, July 25, 2020. Photo by Mark Williams.
Ambush Bug with Ant on Queen Anne’s Lace, July 25, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Stink Bugs Mating, July 25, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Jumping Spider, July 25, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Orbweaver Spider, July 25, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Yellow Aphids, July 25, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Black Swallowtail Caterpillar on Queen Anne’s Lace, July 25, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Teasel, July 24, 2020. Photo by Mark Williams.
Mourning Cloak on Oregano, July 24, 2020. Photo by Mark Williams.
Monarch on Joe Pye Weed, July 24, 2020. Photo by Mark Williams.
Common Milkweed Bug, July 23, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Picture-winged Fly, July 22, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.

Red-spotted Purple on Buddleia, July 22, 2020. Photo by Mark Williams.
Red-spotted Purple on Buddleia, July 22, 2020. Photo by Mark Williams.
Tiger Swallowtail on Coneflower, July 22, 2020. Photo by Mark Williams.
Virginia Creeper Clearwing Moth, July 21, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Snowberry Clearwing Moth, July 21, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Primrose Moth, July 20, 2020. Photo by Mark Williams.
Mourning Cloak, July 20, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Cabbage Whites, July 19, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Long-legged Fly, July 18, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Amber Snail, July 18, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Eastern Pondhawk, July 17, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Common Sootywing, July 16, 2020. Photo by Mark Williams.
Carpenter Bee on Gooseneck, July 15, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Robber Fly, July 14, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Great Black Wasp on Oregano, July 14, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Mating Monarchs, July 13, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Twelve-spotted Skimmer, July 13, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Swift Feather-legged Fly, July 13, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Black Swallowtail on Butterfly Weed, July 13, 2020. Photo by Mark Williams.
Jumping Spider with a Keeled Treehopper, July 12, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Monarch laying eggs on Milkweed, July 12, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Snowberry Clearwing Moth, July 12, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Yellow Banded Longhorn Beetle, July 12, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Bluet Damselfly, July 10, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Orange Sulphur on Marigold, July 9, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.

Pondhawk Female, July 9, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Halloween Pennant, July 8, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Monarch on Butterflyweed, July 7, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Dogbane Beetle, July 6, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Spreadwing Damselfly, July 6, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Silhouetted Robber Fly, July 6, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Snowberry Clearwing Moth Caterpillar, July 4, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Jumping Spider, July 4, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Honeysuckle Sawfly Caterpillar, July 3, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Lacewing, July 3, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
White Plume Moth, July 3, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Common Red Soldier Beetle, July 2, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Cantharis fusca, July 2, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Eight-Spotted Forester Caterpillar, July 2, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Bee Fly (Bombylius), July 2, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Honeysuckle Sawfly Caterpillar, July 1, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Swan and Cygnets, July 1, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Candy-striped Leafhopper, June 30, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Bombylius, June 29, 2020. Photo by Mark Williams.
Pearl Crescent, June 29, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Baltimore Checkerspot, June 29, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Mating Eastern Forktails, June 29, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.

Dun Skipper on Milkweed, June 29, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
White-marked Tussock Moth, June 28, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Banded Hairstreak, June 28, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Grape Plume Moth, June 28, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Tawny-edged Skipper, June 28, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Squash Vine Borer, June 27, 2020. Photo by Mark Williams.
Ladybug, June 26, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Silver-spotted Skipper, June 26, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Common Asparagus Beetles, June 26, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Question Mark, June 26, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Silver-spotted Skipper, June 26, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Red Admiral on Buddleia alternifolia, June 25, 2020. Photo by Mark Williams.
Great Spangled Fritillary, June 25, 2020. Photo by Mark Williams.
American Lady on Buddleia alternifolia, June 25, 2020. Photo by Mark Williams.
Silver-spotted Skipper, June 25, 2020. Photo by Mark Williams.

Crab Spider killing Hobomok Skipper, June 25, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.

Milkweed Longhorn Beetles, June 25, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Red Admiral, June 24, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Nessus Sphinx Moth on Buddleia Alternifolia, June 24, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Robber Fly killing a Honey Bee, June 24, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Mute Swan and Cygnets, June 24, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth on Buddleia Alternifolia, June 23, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Purple Coneflower, June 23, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Golden Marguerite, June 23, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Mute Swan Family, June 23, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Black Swallowtail Caterpillar, June 22, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Large Milkweed Bug, June 22, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Least Skipper, June 21, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Snail on Wild Grape, June 21, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Common Whitetail, June 21, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Milbert’s Tortoiseshell, June 21, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Dragonfly, June 20, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Red Admiral, June 20, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Peck’s Skipper and ant on Sage, June 20, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Cabbage White, June 20, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Virginia Ctenucha Moth, June 20, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Red-spotted Purple, June 20, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Little Yellow, June 19, 2020. Photo by Doug Ward.
Red Dianthus detail, June 19, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
White Thorn Moth, June 19, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
White Daisy, June 19, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Red Aphid with young, June 19, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Cup Plant leaf detail, June 19, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Bumblebee on Buddleia Alternifolia, June 19, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Question Mark, June 12, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Painted Turtle, June 11, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Honey Bee on Beauty Bush, June 11, 2020. Photo by Ken Kerr.
Viceroy, June 8, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Little Wood-Satyr, June 8, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Solitary Bees, June 7, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Hobomok Skipper, June 7, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp.
Tawny-edged Skipper, June 6, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp
Grasshopper, June 6, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp
Stink Bug, June 6, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp
Common Asparagus Beetles, June 6, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp
Cabbage Whites, June 6, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp
Cabbage White, June 6, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp
Black Swallowtail, June 5, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp
Common Sootywing, June 5, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp
Peck’s Skipper, June 5, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp
Tawny-edged Skipper, June 5, 2020. Photo by Michelle Sharp