Here is an example of the color we are starting to experience here in Southern Indiana at Clifty falls State Park located near Madison Indiana.
It started out warm and dry here but the last few days have cooled dramatically and we have received much needed rain to help spur on the color that we had been lacking.
So starting now thru the next ten days the color will really be beautiful here and it should be a great destination for viewing the wonderful fall colors that blanket the hillsides and gorges that grace this part of Indiana.
Here is a gallery of one of my favorite butterflies that call our area home the zebra swallowtail.
I captured these at Splinter Ridge FWA in southern Indiana near Madison. They were feeding on Butterfly weed and were very cooperative. They are one of my favorite butterflies because of their elegant beauty and large size they make for great photographic opportunities.
They also tend to be rather aggressive in their nature I have witnessed some zebras bullying other butterflies as well as myself on occasion as they guarded their favorite feeding spots.
Hope you enjoy the pics and as always thanks for stopping by !!
I am sure I probably shared these before one time or another but I thought it might be nice to put them out their again for people to see. Madison is such a beautiful place it never hurts to show it off a bit.
Madison with all it’s beautiful architecture and many festivals is a great place to visit. And the natural diversity that surrounds Madison is second to none,if you love photography you will love this place.
Fall is fast approaching and the of the Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art will be next weekend and would be a great time to travel to our little river town and enjoy all the fine amenities we have to offer.
Thanks for stopping by and having a look!
It’s been my best year yet for butterfly photography and attending the butterfly survey at Big Oaks NWR was a definite highlight..
Joseph R. Robb made the experience not only a educational adventure but also guided us thru one of the most beautiful and diverse ecosystems in the midwest. My son and I cant thank him and all the others enough who volunteered their time to make it such a wonderful experience.
We counted 46 different species and a rough total of 1590 butterflies what a great day !!
Can’t wait till next year !!!