Skipper family butterfly

We love watching butterflies, a great family pastime!

We also enjoy butterfly gardening, and designing our landscape to provide food and shelter for a variety of butterflies.

Our landscape includes several types of Lantana, Zinnias, Butterfly Bushes, Pentas, Milkweed, Salvia, and other butterfly-friendly plants, annuals and perennials.

Other landing and feeding spots include (depending on the season) dozens of Azaleas, Pansies, Impatiens, Knockout Roses, Creeping Phlox, Daffodils, Hydrangeas, Portulaca and Gladiolas.

Our Collection of Skipper Butterflies

Shown here are a few quick favorites of some recent butterfly sightings. You can click any image to enlarge. We'll get more posted from our archives shortly ... so visit again soon.

Skipper family butterfly on Zinnia

Small to medium size butterflies, characterized by fast and erratic flight patterns

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Skipper family butterfly on Zinnia in Texas

Skipper family butterfly on Zinnia

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Skipper family butterfly in East Texas near Tyler

Skipper family butterfly on Zinnia

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Skipper family butterfly in East Texas near Tyler

Long-Tailed Skipper on Zinnias

Size: 1.5"-2.0"

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Long-Tailed Skipper

Silver Spotted Skipper on Zinnias

Size: 1.8"-2.5"

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Silver Spotted Skipper on Zinnias in East Texas near Tyler

Horace's Duskywing

Size: 1.3"-1.7"

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Horace's Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Size: 1.25"-1.75"

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Funereal Duskywing Butterfly