We had a lot of fun with the challenge on butterflies. The little ones love catching and observing all kinds of critters. When I noticed we were starting the insect challenges, I knew the littles would be excited. We began the challenge by taking a walk to our overgrown garden. I thought this would be a perfect place to spot some butterflies. Sure, enough we noticed a couple of butterflies right away. Our zinnias still have a few blooms and butterflies can be found there regularly.
Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons.
It was getting late and the butterflies had gone so we decided to continue the challenge the next day. While the sun was shining bright the next day we used the net to capture a specimen to study up close.
Eastern tiger swallowtail
Cloudless Sulphur (I think)
I'm not sure what kind of butterfly is on the sunflower stem in the picture above.