Chasing, Commas

It is sunny and windy today.  About a half-dozen eastern commas are visiting the fallen apples, along with a host of other insects.

Eastern commas cannot resist the juices of the fermenting apples.

When they find it they sit and drink.

When they are searching for it they stagger around like drunken sailors until they do find it.

They go all in for the task at hand.

Then they bask briefly in the sun.

Other butterflies seen recently include this sachem.

And this gray hairstreak, which I saw on my recent trip to Pennsylvania.

It seems ready for winter, bundled up with a hairy sweater.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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