The Monarch Butterfly may be the most familiar North American butterfly. Its wings feature an easily recognizable tawny orange with black veins and margins, there are two series of small white spots in the margins. This iconic pollinator has a wingspan that averages 8-10cm.
The Buckeye is found in southern Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia; all parts of the United States except the Northwest.. The bold pattern of eyespots and white bars on the upper wing surface is distinctive in much of its range. The eyespots likely serve to startle or distract predators, especially young birds.
The Tiger Swallowtail is native to eastern North America as well as Turkey. The male is yellow with four black “tiger stripes” on each forewing. Females may be either yellow or black, making them dimorphic. The yellow morph is similar to the male, but with a conspicuous band of blue spots along the hindwing, while the dark morph is almost completely black. This model is based off of the female yellow morph.
The Mourning Cloak is a large butterfly native to Eurasia and North America. This powerful flier is sometimes found in areas far from its usual range during migration. The Mourning Cloak has a lifespan of 11-12 months, one of the most extensive lifespans for any butterfly.
The Eastern Comma is native to Northeastern America. This butterfly is seasonally variable. The upper side of the summer form's hindwings are all black, whereas the winter forms hindwings are reddish orange. The underside of both forms is striped with dark and light brown. There is a silvery comma mark in the middle of the hindwing in both forms. Its wingspan is 4.5–6.4 cm (1.8–2.5 in).
The Pipevine Swallowtail is found in Central and North America. The upper surface of the hindwings is an iridescent blue or blue green with pale, arrowhead markings. The underside of the hindwing has seven orange sub marginal spots surrounded by iridescent blue. Both surfaces of the forewings are black or dull blackish brown. The Pipevine Swallowtail can have a wingspan up to 3.5 inches (89mm).
The Red Admiral is found in temperate Europe, Asia and North America. This medium-sized butterfly is identified by its striking dark brown, red, and black wing pattern. More specifically, the dark wings possess orange bands that cross the forewings and on the outer edge of the hindwings; white spots on the dorsal forewings near the front margin; reddish bars on dorsal surface of all four wings.
The Red Spotted Purple is native North America with subspecies in Central America. The upper side is mostly blackish-blue with a row of red spots on the forewing. The hindwings are either a bright iridescent blue or an iridescent bluish-green. Both the males and females look exactly the same but one difference is that the females are larger than the males.
Referred to as Big Mo, this United States Navy battleship is best remembered as the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II.
Big Mo was commissioned in June 1944. In World War II she fought in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and later saw action in the Korean War.
Big Mo was decommissioned in 1955 but reactivated and modernized in 1984 as part of the 600-ship Navy plan. In January 1991 provided fire support during Operation Desert Storm.
Most of these churches are recognizable by their Carpenter Gothic design which features timber frame construction, stain glass windows, detailed trim and pointed arched windows and doors. For generations, these churches have served as a second home for many Americans and were the cornerstones of many rural communities.
Vespa - is an Italian brand motor scooter manufactured by Piaggio. The name means wasp in Italian. The scooter was first launched in 1946 and by 1960 more than 2 million had been sold. This classic scooter received its greatest sales promo from the feature film Roman Holiday in which Audrey Hepburn was filmed riding side saddle through Rome on Gregory Peck’s Vespa.
Cessna 182 is a four-seat light aircraft with fixed landing gear that is powered by a 230 hp Continental engine. The plane was designed as the tricycle gear variant of the Cessna 180. Designed with additional cabin space, it has become a popular floatplane for supplying towns and villages in remote areas.