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Giants in Trees

West Oak Park in Mills County Iowa is a great place to observe butterflies.  It has a pretty diverse butterfly fauna, but one species really makes it special.  Giant Swallowtails, Papilia cresphontes can be found here in good numbers. The butterfly … Continue reading


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Sunday’s Butterflies

Sunday was a great day for butterflies. Giant swallowtails are not common here, but they are large so I see them often enough.  I have tried to get a good photo of one around our house for years, and I … Continue reading

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More Butterflies

Saturday I went to West Woods Park which is north of Glenwood Iowa.  This small county park is a wooded loess hill area, with a prairie on the top of the hill.  The butterflies were spectacular. There were several giant … Continue reading

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A Really Big Butterfly

The bioblitz I went to yesterday is for the Iowa Wildlife Center.  It is a new wildlife rehabilitation center that will be located on previously farmed ground.  There is some pretty good woodland on the area that probably has not … Continue reading

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