6 Poems About Butterflies

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Recently, I took a morning walk in the woods.  As I wandered down the wooded path, small white butterflies leapt up from the tall grass and fluttered around my legs. The movement of these butterflies really captured my attention. When one landed on the edge of a fern, I stopped... Continue Reading →

The Silver-bordered Fritillary

This little butterfly is known as the Silver-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene) in North America.  It is also known as the Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary in Europe. This butterfly is usually found in open woodlands or damp grasslands, and can be identified by its orange and brown pattern on the upper side of the wing and  a row... Continue Reading →

A Virtual Nature Community?

NaturalistWeekly.com seeks to build a community around nature connection. Recognizing that each of us may have a different approach to connecting with nature, we want to explore and support the diverse ways that people engage with the natural world. Some people may connect with nature through the work of poets like Jacqueline Suskin. I walk... Continue Reading →

Folklore of Butterflies

Have you ever sat down and watched a butterfly in flight?  It is a truly magical experience. A butterfly will flap its wings and glide through the air until it finds an outstretched branch or flower to land on.  Gently, the butterfly sits on the branch. Slowly, it moves its wings back and forth until... Continue Reading →

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in haiku

Earlier this week I posted about Honeysuckles and the importance of pollinator gardens. In that post, I wrote a haiku that mentioned the Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus).  Well, as it turns out the Monarch butterfly might have been a perfect fit for my haiku, but it wasn't what I was seeing.  I was actually watching... Continue Reading →

5/2 Nature Connection Journal Update

Last week I introduced a new feature to my page called My Nature Connection Journal. It turns out it is a little harder to keep this up-to-date than I expected. Nevertheless, I added 18 birds, 1 new animal, and 7 new plants. One of the highlights from this week was finally being able to make... Continue Reading →

My Nature Connection Journal

I am introducing a new feature to this site! My Nature Connection Journal is a bit of an experiment. The Journal is an attempt to track all my first encounters with non-human species throughout the year starting on April 22, 2021. My hope is to have an extensive list of birds, animals, and plants with... Continue Reading →

American Red Squirrel

Over the past few months, I have made friends with a couple of red squirrels. Well, that might be a little bit of an exaggeration. It is closer to the truth to say that we have learned to coexist on this little plot of land. The red squirrel is one of the smaller tree squirrels.... Continue Reading →

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