Late Season Butterflies

Monarchs are back!

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They are showing up in pretty good numbers, also.  Concerns about the status of the monarch are well founded, but they are having a really good year this year.

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The other late season butterflies are having a terrible year–probably knocked out by the very heavy rains we have had.  Last year there was not a monarch to be found.  This year, they outnumber the other butterflies at least ten to one.  But the other butterflies are few and far between.

I did find this battered and beaten great spangled fritillary.

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I’m feeling a little battered and beaten myself lately.

 

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Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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