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.

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.
Widow Skimmer, 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.
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.
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