More Time in the Prairie

I spent some time at Medora Prairie in Warren County today, photographing butterflies, getting my head on straight, and scratching my legs on the raspberries.

I got a good look at a little yellow as I went in.

These common wood nymphs were trying to become more common.  The flash distorts reality a little bit here–these butterflies appear to be almost completely black as they fly around in the grass.

There were regal fritillaries.  I chased them around a lot and took quite a few photos but never got quite close enough with an unobstructed view to get the picture I wanted.

Butterfly milkweed was abundant, as was black-eyed Susan.

The lead plant was in full bloom as well.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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