Valley Views: Fall butterflies

  • “Fall Butterflies.” COURTESY ANNE E. ELY

Published: 11/23/2019 1:00:21 AM
Modified: 11/23/2019 1:00:08 AM

Fort River Trail, Moodybridge Road, Hadley

The recently-planted pollinator gardens at the Fort River trailhead off Moodybridge Road in Hadley have been a delight. Although by mid-October the summer flowers were gone, the fall asters were in bloom, much to the delight of the few remaining butterflies. I captured these two, which I believe may be Clouded Sulphurs, with my tripod-mounted DSLR camera and a medium telephoto lens.

Anne E. Ely is affiliated with the Robert Floyd Photo Gallery & Learning Center, 2 East St. Southampton. The gallery is open Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m., also, by chance/appointment.

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