Saturday I went to West Woods Park which is north of Glenwood Iowa. This small county park is a wooded loess hill area, with a prairie on the top of the hill. The butterflies were spectacular.
There were several giant swallowtails. I did not get any photos of them sitting still, but I got a lot of them flying by.
This little glassy wing was a first of the year butterfly for me. It is one I have not seen very often.
This Hayhurst’s scallopwing was a first ever for me–a lifer.