Visiting Old Friends

I took the day off from work today, and spent the day crawling on the forest floor taking pictures.  It was like visiting old friends.


This flower is called Dutchman’s breeches.


I had hoped to see some butterflies, but it sprinkled a little and the sky was too cloudy.  I did see this wing from a red admiral.  Was it from this year or last?  I would think that the wing would decompose more than this if it sat on the wet ground over the winter, but I don’t know.  I saw no living butterflies.


These are spring beauties, one of the most numerous flowers of this particular area of the forest floor.


And, I saw a couple of different species of snail.  I think this is an immature Neohelix alleni.

My spirits are refreshed.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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One Response to Visiting Old Friends

  1. juliecache says:

    I miss dutchman’s breeches. Can’t wait to find some this year.

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