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I Break for Butterflies

Today I had an errand to run, but as I was going to my garage I saw a butterfly. So I went back into the house to get my camera, and took a few photos. This is a red-spotted purple. … Continue reading

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A Morning in Nature

I spent the morning walking around in nature today. I was mostly looking for butterflies, but it was not a good day for them. May is always a time of low butterfly numbers, and it was too cloudy for those … Continue reading

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A Better Day for Butterflies

I have been a little disappointed this year with my butterfly photography.  To get good butterfly photographs you have to have a good habitat for them.  I moved this spring, and I have had a hard time finding some good … Continue reading

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More Butterflies from Saturday

Last Saturday I visited Waubonsie State Park.  My post from Sunday shows some of the critters I saw.  Here are some more of the butterflies I saw. Hackberry emperors were common throughout the wooded areas. I got some help with … Continue reading

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Critters from Yesterday and Today

I have been lucky enough to get out and chase butterflies and other critters this weekend.  Yesterday I went to Big Creek State Park in Polk County, Iowa and today I went to Medora Prairie in Warren County, Iowa. This … Continue reading

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Chasing Butterflies

We have had a late spring, although finally it has warmed up.  As of yesterday I had not seen a wild butterfly this year.  I wanted to change that.  I went to Waubonsee State Park yesterday, which is about a … Continue reading

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Muddy knees, Wind Blown Seeds, and Butterflies

Yesterday and today I got outside and did a little bit of photography, after a hiatus that has been caused by weather and life events. These are the seed pods of common milkweed. Here is a single seed that has … Continue reading

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Today’s Critters

Today was a beautiful day and I was able to spend a little time wandering around with my camera.  There were lots of cool insects out. This viceroy was taking nectar from rattlesnake master. An eastern tiger swallowtail was working … Continue reading

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Recent Butterflies

Butterflies are less common this year than most.  Still, there are some good ones out there. This is a summer azure, one of the two most common blue butterflies in Iowa.  You can tell the difference between them by how … Continue reading

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Arkansas Butterflies

Last week my coworkers and I left a cold, rainy Iowa and drove to Arkansas to take some classes.  It was warm and sunny down there, and after the classes were over we had a little time to ourselves.  Others … Continue reading

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