The breakfast crowd at Burger King were in for a surprise. Two white vans parked next to the drive-through, and a dozen and a half people wearing odd-looking floppy hats got out and stood around the guamuchil tree. Some were pointing, some were watching with binoculars, some were taking pictures.
A normal Burger King breakfast crowd might have been confused. But they say the locals are kind of used to this.
The guamuchil tree is the caterpillar host plant of the red-bordered pixie, Melanis pixe. This magnificant butterfly is one of the metalmarks, and is distinctive enough to put the tree and the Burger King on the butterfly “hot spots” tour.
I can understand why.