Arboretum art exhibit

The Lexington Arboretum continues to be one of my favorite places in Lexington, and I enjoy their annual Glories of the Garden art exhibit. The following information is from their website:

Glories of the Garden Art Exhibit: February 17 – March 9
Over 50 pieces of art inspired by nature – featuring oils, watercolors, photography, metal and more
Open to the public during Visitor Center hours: Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

I’m pleased that my “Water lily and raindrops” photograph is included.

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Red Admiral butterfly

I was at the Lexington Arboretum recently and saw at least fifteen Red Admiral butterflies (Vanessa atalanta) in the same area. I’ve often seen Red Admirals, but usually only one at a time.

After some reading, I’ve discovered these butterflies often migrate south in autumn and north in spring, and I’m guessing that I was seeing part of their northward migration. This one was basking in the sun on a stone column.

vanessa atalanta butterfly basking

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