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Cape Central High Photos

Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

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Butterflies Flutter By

Bees and Butterflies 08-08-2013The butterfly bush (I think that’s what it’s called) out in Mother’s front yard was a clutter of flutter with butterflies and bees this week.

Tattered butterfly

Bees and Butterflies 08-08-2013I felt sorry for this guy. He (or she) has been around the block and is the worse for wear. I know exactly how he (or she) feels.

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6 comments to Butterflies Flutter By

  • Margi Whitright

    Sure looks like a butterfly bush. Ours is white and HUGE. I didn’t get it cut back in January and it is way overgrown. We even had hummingbirds checking out our blooms.

  • Terry Hopkins

    I does seem to be an active summer this year in Cape. I noticed a humming bird in the back yard yesterday at my dad’s house on Oak Hills Drive. The butterfly looks like he has had a good life, well lived with the scars to prove it!

    • Mother put out her hummingbird feeders last week. It didn’t take long for the birds to find them.

      I thought there was a humming bird working over this bush, but when he slowed down enough for me to get a good look, I discovered he was the Daddy of All Bumblebees.

  • Keith Robinson

    The tattered butterfly looks like a Zebra Swallowtail (white with black markings), while the other in the pictures looks like a Tiger Swallowtail (yellow with black markings).

    • My insect identification skills are limited. I divide insects into several classes: Stinging, Biting, Eats-My-House, Splatters on My Windsheld, and All Others That Don’t Bother Me.

      Butterflies and their ilk fall into the latter category (unless I’m driving and they come into my path).

  • Nancy Wilson

    Outstanding pictures. I love the color and clarity of the butterflies and the flowers.

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