Shoe Butterfly

My sons are working detasseling jobs this summer.  Seed corn companies hire high-school and college aged kids to pull the male flower–the tassel–off of a corn plant to prevent pollination.  The corn plants are pollinated from rows of corn of a different variety planted near to the detasseled corn.

Walking through corn fields is a dirty business.  Eric got his shoes all muddy and washed them off and left them outside to dry.  A butterfly found the shoes and was attracted to the moisture.

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So I was treated to a butterfly show when I got home tonight.

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This is a summer azure, Celastrina neglecta.

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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