Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Question Mark

The Question Mark butterfly came out this afternoon.
It had warmed to 60 degrees F!

She came to the pear I had put out
just in case a butterfly emerged.

The Question Mark is very similar to the Eastern Comma.
There is also a Gray Comma in my area.

An identifying mark is the small white dot
under the comma on the underside of the wings.

There were bees out today too!


Deb said...

I think it is marvelous how you know the names of all these wonderful butterflies that come to visit! I learn so much here :-) thank you Sherry. We had our first big snow fall today.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh my Sherry. It is so late for these fellows. I would be surprised to see such things in our garden. You are lucky indeed.

Wendy said...

I must echo Lisa's comments. You are lucky - to have such a warm day and to see these little creatures at this time of year. Lucky you had a pear to feed it.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I just love the shape of the wings. I had one tiny, brown moth keeping me company as I worked in 45-degree temps yesterday.

Cheryl said...

How wonderful Sherry....butterflies and bees....and 60 degrees....enjoy.....

A very cold snap is hitting our area will last for several days......bbbrrrrrr......

Q said...

Dear Deb,
The butterflies are my friends!!
Always happy to meet new ones too.
Snow??? It always is so pretty.
Hope you are inside all cozy and warm enjoying your new studio....

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
The Commas and the Question Marks over winter as adults. I often see one or two in January if we get a couple of over 50 degree days. I hoped I would see a few butterflies when it jumped up to 64!
It is 16 degrees this morning...brr...hope all my butterflies found warm spots. I might need another wood pile for the butterflies.

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
I am a lucky girl!
Butterflies, happy cards and hats keep me laughing and smiling.
I gladly share my pears with the bees and the butterflies.

Q said...

Dear Marnie,
A tiny winged creature sharing your day is fantastic. I love the way the bugs figure out food and lodging.
I like to think if any of them needed something they would let me know.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
It is very cold today at my house. I think the wind is to shift again and bring southern warm air into my area. Up and down the temps do go. I love seeing the butterflies and bees when ever I get to.
If I go too long with out bee or butterfly contact I become lonely girl!
Hope you are staying warm!