On the creek trail not too far from our house I found a rather large thistle in bloom. While I was focussing on the bloom a lovely Painted Lady Butterfly came to feed off it and it was followed by some bees and a little Skipper butterfly as well. Thistles must taste good to bugs and they don’t seem to like sharing a bloom either.
Photo 1: Painted Lady Butterfly on Thistle
Photo 2: Butterfly and Bee on Thistle
Photo 3: Thistle bloom
Photo 4: Thistle bud
Photo 5: Two blooms, two bugs
Photo 6: Bee and Skipper butterfly on Thistle
Photo 7: Bee on Thistle