Butterfly and Lilacs

in hive-127788 •  2 months ago  (edited)

I chased this lovely Swallowtail butterfly around the yard and finally it decided to pose for me on the lilac bush.


The Swallowtail is enjoying flying around and nectaring at various blossoms.


Nature is truly amazing and it is a joy to see the butterflies returning from the South.


The Monarch and Painted Lady butterflies migrate over long distances, some as far South as Mexico. The large yellow Swallowtail does not migrate.


The lilac bush is in bloom and the purple blossoms are a great source of nectar for, not only the butterflies, but the bees and hummingbirds.


It’s a pleasant sweet smell in the air as I pass by the lilacs.


I hope to see many more butterflies this summer.

Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

Camera; Canon EOS Rebel T6

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Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
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Thanks so much Pix@pixresteemer. Appreciate your support.❤️

Nice lots of butterfly posts! Second one in my exploration here.

We just hatched our own painted lady butterflies recently, it was a really fun experience with a toddler. Just released them this past weekend to go live out their few weeks before they reproduce!



Like the quality of your pictures, they came out really well! The t6 is a great camera.

I’m glad you liked the post. You have some great photos yourself of the Painted Lady. They would make a nice post for Amazing Nature.

Thank you! I will definitely put one together for the group. Really appreciate you calling out the community for me, I don't have a lot of time to search them so I will gladly post in one if recommended. Giving it a follow now!

Most Welcome @cmplxty. I think you will like the @amazingnature community. @adalger also posts a contest there.

Lovely lilac,I wish we could grow this plant here! Lovely fragrance! No wonder, the butterflies just love these sweet flowers!

Most old homesteads had a lilac bush here. I remember my parents had two big beautiful bushesin the front of the farmhouse.

Lilacs are no maintenance. I planted this one a few years ago and now it is coming along nicely.

Thank you for the information. I am very tempted to search for this lilac in plant nurseries here. Would love to have a few!

Welcome @kaminchan. I hope you find a couple Lilacs to plant and enjoy for many years.


hello, the perfect dance of butterflies and lilacs.
I like these photos. it contains magic in nature. and you caught it. congratulations
and have a nice day

Thanks @xxxthorxxx for your lovely comment. I’m pleased you liked the photos.

Butterflies are really just beautiful in what ever color good job finally catching them photos they are not easy to photograph and the lilacs flowers look fabulous.

Thanks @kohsamui99.I’m glad you liked the photos.😊

Always love looking at butterflies 👍

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Appreciate your accounting @hivebuzz.😊

You're welcome @redheadpei! 👍🙂

Love that butterfly color butterflies are just to beautiful ❤️

Thank @bigsambucca! 😊

Your welcome @redheadpei 😉

So interesting learning how some of these insects may only live up to a week while others as long as eleven months.

Migration over many miles on tiny little wings, superb photography and gorgeous flowers in bloom up there Jo.

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It’s a beautiful time of the year here now Joan. Sort of makes up for the winter.😊

I’m always amazed the butterflies and hummingbirds survive the long migration returning each spring.

Thanks Joan and for the tip.

It would be interesting to know if any butterfly eggs or chrysalis lay dormant through winter only emerging in summer. Humming birds migrating also amazing considering they do not have the long wings which normal indicate a bird that migrates.

Life of our winged friends always startling to see suddenly arrive, enjoy this beautiful time outdoors.

I think that does happen in the case of some butterflies but the Monarch travels to Mexico from here to winter. That’s over 2 thousand miles (3218 KM).

It’s amazing the hummingbirds do the same. They are so tiny and migrate to sunnier climates in Mexico, the Caribbean or South America. They return to the same places each year.

Swallowtail is a beauty. 😀
Lovely photos and I almost can smell the fragrance of the lilac.

Thanks Neli @nelinoeva.I’m glad you liked the photos and they gave you a feeling of the sweet fragrance of the lilac.

Well, I'm glad you have the lilacs ready for the Monarch and Painted Ladies return. Their numbers are diminishing as habitat on this end of the journey is disappearing fast. I really hope that can be rectified.

Thanks for the lovely photos. Very much appreciated!

Welcome and thanks for your kind comments. 😊

It’s sad @bigtom13 how the butterflies are decreasing. There’s lots of flowers, good clean air and no pesticides used in the yard to help the butterflies if they make it back here.

What a beautiful post, Jo 😃

This butterfly is just beautiful and together with the lilac, which I don't like to smell but love to see, it makes a great composition for "Amazing Nature".
I think I have seen such a big and beautiful butterfly only once before when we were on holidays in Croatia.

Cheers and !BEER

Thanks so much Johann. 😊 I’m happy you liked the big beautiful butterfly and the lilacs... even if not the smell.😀

Hopefully I will see many more butterflies as the temperature stays warm. There’s been three or four of the Swallowtails fluttering around the yard. Seeing them always lifts the spirit.

I hope you had a good day. It’s been pleasant here.

Thanks Johann for the rehive, !tip and beer.😉 Much appreciate your kindness.

I have seen the thumbnail and thought that the nice weather has finally come to PEI andit seems I was right 🙂

It is raining since yesterday, but I don't mind bad weather during a busy working week ;)

It's a pleasure for me, you know that Jo, have a nice afternoon 🙂

Cheers and !BEER and good night 😉

Best to be working inside on days like this. I saw you had a raining day.

I don’t know if I can use the beer but will see.😁

Have a good night and !BEER Johann.😊

Good morning Jo,

that's right, and working in the office when it rains outside is much better than when the sun is shining 😉

Just put the !BEER in the fridge for later 😂

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Thank you so much Jo 🙂

Butterflies are soooo majestic creatures ^^ .. I also spotted a few already but never succeded in capturing them like you did . They are just to fast for me, hehe .. I cant wait for the summer to start fully to go hiking in the forests again ;)

Butterflies are beautiful little creatures @adalger. Now that summer is approaching there will be more showing up. I hope you see some on your hikes.

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Wow! What a beauty! 🦋 A vivid contrast with the lilac flowers! I go around to chase butterflies too.. Hahaha! 😍

Thanks @gingbabida. I’m glad I’m not the only one chasing butterflies.💞🦋

Oh yes, I think we are not alone! Hahaha! 😊 Who doesn't stand in awe with the beautiful colors of butterfly in the garden? 😍🦋😍

Lilacs and swallowtails ... YES ... I can just smell those lilacs ... thank you!

Hi Deeann! It is a sweet fragrance and I’m happy the photos reminded you of the scent.😊