Sunday’s Butterflies

Sunday I went to Slip Bluff Park in the southern part of Iowa.   I went there specifically to photograph butterflies.

We are a few weeks past the peak of the butterfly season, in my estimation.  The weather was also quite a bit windier than an ideal day would have been.  The wind makes the butterflies more likely to just sit around and less likely to fly, and it also makes them harder to photograph.  Nevertheless, I thought I had a little bit of luck.

Here is an eastern tailed-blue.

And a peck’s skipper.  The rough blazing star was in full bloom and attracted lots of butterflies.

Finally, a silver-spotted skipper.  They were quite common.  I like the way this butterfly obtains nectar from the side of a flower or from below it.

About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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