We are Butterfly Bait

I hadn’t seen my brother Carl in several months, and I was getting the urge to chase butterflies near where he lives.  So I called him up.  Carl brought his son John and I brought my son Max.  I was the only one of the group into butterflies, but they all seemed to like the walk.

A hackberry emperor flew out and introduced itself to us.  It landed on each one of us at least once.  Here is Carl, with the butterfly near his pants pocket.


I think he was taking a picture of me, taking a picture of him.


Here it is up close.


Hackberry emperors seem to be attracted to large, sweaty mammals.  And it found those in abundance today.

About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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