Rain and Butterflies

When it rains in the spring you will not see butterflies.  Not so with summer rains.  I did not get outside this morning, but went out with my camera shortly after noon.  I had to change my plans soon, though, because it started to rain.

And it rained some more.

Then it poured.  We got two inches of rain within a few hours.

But then the rain stopped and the sun came out.  Water was still dripping from the wet trees as I went out and looked for butterflies.

This least skipper was trying to get nectar from a red clover flower that had fallen over from the weight of the rain.  It was undeterred by the moisture.

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This red admiral was able to find an upright red clover for its meal.

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I have never been quite able to get the photo of a meadow fritillary that I want.  This was not what I was trying for, but I did like the result.

Butterflies were very busy right after this heavy summer rain.

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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One Response to Rain and Butterflies

  1. theresagreen says:

    The fritillary looks as though it is sheltering from the rain.

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