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Late Season Butterflies

I walked around a little today and found this eastern comma.  Initially it was in the driveway, appearing to sample the dirt for minerals.  Then it went to the yard, and stuck its tongue on and around one of the … Continue reading

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First of the Year Butterflies

I had some business to do today so I took a day off from work.  I got some first-of-the year butterflies:  First photographed for all of them, first seen for the eastern comma and American lady. First, the eastern comma. … Continue reading

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Late Season, Comma

Yesterday was cool but sunny.  I saw this eastern comma flying slowly around then it landed on a tree trunk.  It stayed there while I went into the house and got my camera. Maybe the last butterfly of the year….

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First Butterfly of the Year

I saw my first butterfly of the year today–an eastern comma.  Here is a photo I took last summer of another one. This is the earliest I have recorded a butterfly in any year since I have been watching them.  … Continue reading

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Previews of Coming Attractions

It is cold now. We have several inches of snow.  But spring is just around the corner.  In three weeks, or maybe in as many as eight, we will see our first butterflies. They could be mourning cloaks. Maybe they … Continue reading

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Fall Color

I am going to take a short break from the kinetitrophic organism discussion and go back to the backyard photography. We have had fairly warm, sunny weather lately and we have been blessed with a lot of butterflies.  This eastern … Continue reading

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Late Season Butterflies

I took this week off as a vacation from work.  As a result, I have been able to get out in the middle of the day to photograph butterflies. The weather has been beautiful, although just a little bit on … Continue reading

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Butterflies and Fruit

We put out some orange slices for birds, mainly Baltimore orioles, in the spring.  They were put out every few days in the spring.  Then in late June, the orioles quit coming to the fruit.  It is still out there, … Continue reading

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Another Spring Butterfly

The eastern comma should start showing up in Iowa’s forests and woodlands within a couple of weeks.

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