Tag Archives: wildflowers

Attraction: Like Butterflies on Scat

Posted on by Kathie Fife

When we think of butterflies, we envision them on beautiful flowers in our gardens, or on wildflowers in meadows bursting with a rainbow of color. We think of butterflies as pure, clean, delicate, feminine-like critters. But, butterflies are also attracted to minerals in scat, much as they are attracted to the nectar in flowers. The […]

What caterpillar is that eating milkweed?

Posted on by Kathie Fife

Every year I allow a few milkweed plants to grow under my window in the kitchen. When it flowers it has a beautiful fragrance that comes through the house during early evening when there is a gentle breeze. I also like to attract butterflies, like monarchs, that rely on the milkweed family to lay their […]

Photographing Rare and Endangered Species

Posted on by Kathie Fife

In today’s (June 13, 2013) Sunday paper, The Nashua Telegraph photo editor and writer, Don Himsel created a great story about my work photographing the rare and endangered flora and fauna of NH.  More specifically, the story focused on the state butterfly, the karner blue. I’m so happy with this story because Don Himsel created the […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Posted on by Kathie Fife

Happy Mother’s Day to every Mom! This is image was captured early May in New Hampshire.  The wildflower is called Squirrel Corn (Dicentra canadensis).  It is a native wildflower and has historically been considered rare in New Hampshire. It is a spring ephemeral, which means all the leaves and flowers die shortly after it flowers […]