Lauren's Butterfly Garden
Butterfly Photographs - Houston, Texas
This Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly was about to land on our baby Cinnamomum Camphora tree to lay an egg, Sunday, March 21, 2021 @ 4pm
This is a fellow Spicebush caterpillar that I rescued on March 29, 2021 when it was about 3 weeks old. Pictured here, it is almost 6 weeks old on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
The freshly laid Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly egg on Sunday, March 21, 2021 @ 4:10p.m.
Found this female Monarch on our driveway today, Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 1:05p.m. She is still alive, but her hind legs are missing and her wings look scratched up, poor gal :(
Blue Butterfly plant (Clerodendrum ugandense) with beautiful blue-violet petals, taken on December 4, 2020. Gift from Lauren's mommy, Shannon :)
Lauren's tree located at First Christian Church near Rice University. I was so happy to see that they put Christmas lights on it :) Photo taken on December 9, 2020.
Lauren's cousin, Rita, with a lovely Monarch Butterfly roosting on her head!
April 1, 2020.
Found ya!!! One of the first Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly eggs on our baby Cinnamomum camphora tree. Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
First time a Common Buckeye Butterfly has visited our yard :)
Or rather, the first time I've witnessed one in our yard! Such a beautiful creature :)
Photographed on Friday, October 12, 2018, sipping from our Lantana flowers.
This little guy hatched on Monday night or Tuesday morning back on March 29 or 30th. Here it is on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at almost 3 weeks old :)
We have young Milkweed plants all along the west side of our yard - January 23, 2021
Our Passion Flower Vine is re-growing just fine after the lawn guy chopped it down to the roots! Photo taken on November 24, 2020.
A Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar on our Passion Flower Vine, November 24, 2020.
Daniel, Lauren's big brother, holding his first Monarch Butterfly on April 1, 2020.
Me, caressing a Monarch caterpillar, photo taken by my daughter, Rita :) on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
Smaller caterpillar on a milkweed leaf, dangling.
Here I am releasing our first Long-tailed Skipper, September 19, 2018 - it is in flight to the right of my hand, and look at that blue between its wings!!!
My first Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly!!! September 4, 2018.
Lauren's dad, Fernando, releasing his first Monarch Butterfly. September 1, 2018.
Thanks Troi Davis, for taking such a great picture of this male Monarch Butterfly, it was so big! Tuesday, August 15, 2018.
My first Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar at 12 days old on August 4, 2018.
Long-tailed Skipper right before it fluttered away, September 19, 2018.
Here is the male Monarch Butterfly we released on Tuesday, August 15, 2018 - up, up, up in the sky!!!
Here I am, about to release a Gulf Fritillary that emerged today, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 :)
Still can't believe it let me hold her/him!
Monarch Butterfly laying an egg at 1:40p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2018.
Finally, our first Monarch this year :) Sunday, July 22, 2018.
Super excited to have witnessed this Spicebush Swallowtail egg being laid on a Camphor Laurel Tree leaf (Cinnamomum camphora), July 20, 2018.
Many thanks go out to fellow NABA members: Penny Stritch & Margy Stewart for helping me to identify this female Common Checkered Skipper :) Still need help figuring out what kind of plant it's on. Sunday, July 22, 2018.
Spicebush Swallowtail with its shadow at 2 p.m., Friday, July 20, 2018. Looking for it's "host" plant! This Camphor Laurel Tree is just months old, but we hope that it will grow to be 30ft tall like the one next door on the west side of our yard!
Gray Hairstreak Butterfly hanging out on some Mulberry Weed in the garden. Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Thanks to fellow NABA member, Charles Allen in Louisiana, for helping me to identify this plant!
Black Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly on the Lantana. June 6, 2018.
I'd like to thank fellow NABA member, Ed Perry for helping me to correctly identify this little lady here as a Whirlabout Skipper on our Lantana! June 2018.
Pearl Crescent Butterfly in our backyard on a white Dianthus flower - Monday, June 11, 2018
Whirlabout Skipper on the Lantana. June 5, 2018. Thanks to fellow NABA member, Mike Rickard in Mission, TX for the correct identification of this little guy here!
This morning I am the proud guardian of 2 Monarch Butterflies!!! November 8, 2017.
WOW!!! Our 2nd Monarch Butterfly emerged at 8:32a.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
My first two Monarch Chrysalis' at 5 days old on Friday, November 3, 2017.
October 20, 2017 - Four Gulf Fritillary caterpillars at 7 days old, munching on a Passion Flower vine leaf.
Thanks go out to fellow NABA members: Miriam Pickens & Sue Barnett for letting me know that this little guy was not a moth, but a type of "Dusky Wing Skipper Butterfly" on our green beans, taken July 31, 2017.
I don't know what type of moth this might be? Watched it fly towards me and land on our back door at 5:20a.m. May 9, 2018.
Taken July 6, 2017 - Spicebush Swallowtail in Houston, Texas.
Thanks so much to fellow NABA member, Frank Model, for helping me to correctly identify some of my butterflies :)