Wild Raspberries for Lunch

The common wood nymph, Carcyonis pegala, can be difficult to photograph because of its tendency to land in the middle of tall grasses.  While on the White Rock Conservancy Bioblitz, I saw this individual disappear into the weeds, and followed it to see where it landed.  I had to carefully move some of the grasses out of the way so I could get a better view and used flash because the butterfly was in the shade.  This kind of activity often spooks the butterflies.


But this guy was lost in the moment.  I have eaten wild raspberries–I would have been, too.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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