Daily Archives: September 7, 2010

History of the Butterfly, Part 11: The Poet Who Described the Butterfly

Henry W. Parker wrote the scientific description of the Poweshiek skipper, now called Oarisma poweshiek. In 1865 the Iowa Wool-Grower’s Association had a sheep-sheering festival in Grinnell, Iowa.  The Reverend Henry W. Parker had recently moved to Iowa, and was … Continue reading

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A Butterfly Tree

We have a butterfly tree in our yard!  Actually, we have two of them.  We have some trees where monarchs are roosting in preparation for their migration. When they hang from the stems or the leaves they are almost invisible.  … Continue reading

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