Yesterday I went to Medora Prairie, which is owned by The Nature Conservancy, in search of the magnificent regal fritillary, Speyeria idalia. I did find some, but most were where I had not expected to see them. The limited access road just to the east of the prairie was clay saturated with water, making the walk in somewhat of an adventure. A few regals were drinking nectar from the red sweet clover and getting water and minerals from the wet ground.
The king of butterflies, attracted to the muck.