The Little Yellow

I found a battered little yellow butterfly, Pyrisitia lisa, yesterday.  Little yellows do not spend the winter here.  They spend their winters far to the south of here, and re-populate the area every spring, riding the winds to travel the great distances needed to accomplish the task.  There is no evidence of a southward migration in the fall.  At least, that seems to be the prevailing opinion.

So some years we have large numbers of little yellows and some years we have none.

 

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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2 Responses to The Little Yellow

  1. Finn Holding says:

    That’s a lovely photograph. The little yellow and the clover flowers are beautiful.

  2. Thanks. I had to crawl a little bit on my belly to get that one.

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