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.