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.

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

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Here it is up close.

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

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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