Breakfast at Burger King

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.

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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2 Responses to Breakfast at Burger King

  1. Finn Holding says:

    So can I! What an absolute beauty.

    I knew if I waited long enough I’d eventually hear something good about Burger King 😉

  2. The regulars must be used to the crowd. If you go to google maps and enter burger king, bordered pixie tree, and Texas it will give you the coordinates. You can even get a good view from the satellite vies.

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