From one New Moon to the next (July 8th to August 6th), I was able to locate 41 species of butterflies. During that same period, I gathered more than 41 pounds of wild fruit, including various cherries, blackberries, chokeberries, blueberries, and huckleberries*. Visit my New England Wild Edible Monthly Guide for links to many of the fruits I foraged, and enjoy the following slide show, which samples more than two dozen species of butterflies who I found flying in mid-summer. (Click any image for the full screen viewer.)
*Note: Black Huckleberries are typically black and shiny, but as the top photo shows, sometimes the fruit are dark blue and covered with a bloom. Blue Huckleberry is another species altogether, with light blue fruit borne on longer stalks in spaced out clusters. (The photo below shows a comparison of the two). Both species, regardless of color, are tasty when ripe!