Sunday, October 5, 2008

Battus Philenor and the Texas Horned Lizard in Bracketttville

The Battus Philenor is commonly known as the Pipvine Swallowtail. I know I didn't need to publish quite so many photos of this swallowtail, but you have no idea how excited I was to see a metallic sheened butterfly! I've never seen one that was alive before.

That yellow and black zebra butterfly thing teased me again today, such a cruel little butterfly not staying put long enough for me to get my camera up!

Below: Yet another example that Spring is in the air, despite the fact that it's Fall.

Below: While we were out at the farm today, my Aunt Sherry spotted this Texas Horned Lizard. I think I took about a dozen snaps of it but I never could get enough light on the lower part of his face. Should have used the flash I guess. Despite appearances, I was holding him quite gently. And we released him annoyed but unharmed.


Texas Travelers said...

I have really been enjoying your blog. Great photos and information. I like blogs that publish scientific names. No confusion.

Sorry for the sort reply, but We haven't been blogging much lately and commenting even less except in special cases. We should be back to normal in a month or so.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy and Martha

Genie said...

Thanks Troy and Martha, I'm honored that you come by at all! I'm glad you two are looking--hopefully you'll catch my mistakes when I mis-identify a beastie. It's because of your blog that I realized I should do my best to properly identify the butterflies I catch. I hope to start identifying the flora as well--I'll get there.

Your blog entries are nothing short of breathtaking lately. Some amazing scenery! I don't usually comment unless I have something very specific to say but I always look! Usually with my jaw slack and my face turning green with photo envy. It would get so old to just keep saying, "Wow, awesome!" all the time. But, really, Wow! Awesome!