Getting outside

Yesterday I went to Elk Rock State Park in Marion County, IA to look for butterflies.  I only saw a few–three Henry’s elfins, an eastern comma, a cabbage white, and a red admiral.  Kind of slow, but we had a late snow event that wiped out a lot of the early ones.

It was nice to get out and smell the wild flowers and the forest and–well, there are some equestrian trails there.

I got lots of photos of a single butterfly.  This is one of the previously mentioned elfins.

Maybe not rare, but certainly rarely seen in Iowa.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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