Butterflies, Moths, and Wildlife in Southern Indiana
After getting the butterfly bug (har, har) a few years ago, I found it difficult to find a simple, easy-to-read online guide to identifying the butterflies, dragonflies, and other flying critters on our farm in Pike County, Indiana. This site is my attempt to remedy that. If you notice one that I've misidentified or recognize one I've photographed but not been able to definitively name, please leave a comment on the blog page to set me straight! Thank you!
Our farm is home to Columbine, Milkweed, Echinacea/Coneflowers without number, Butterfly Weed, and many other flowers the butterflies seem to love. We also leave a portion of our pastures unmowed and high in wildflowers for our flying friends, as well as rearing Monarchs for conservation and education. All subjects were photographed on our farm unless otherwise noted; we also frequent the Patoka River National Wildlife Reserve and other county locations. An unofficial map that lists some of the places these photographs were taken can be found HERE; look for the red or blue markers. All photographs were taken by myself (unless otherwise noted) and cannot be used or reproduced in any manner without my express permission.