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How to find Henry’s Elfin In Iowa

Spring is here, and with it are all the wonderful things like spring wildflowers, birds and frogs calling, and early butterflies. Many of Iowa’s butterflies are pretty common, and you will run across them even if you are not looking … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Bugs

Yesterday I went to Elk Rock State Park in southern Iowa to do some butterfly photography. This park has good numbers of a small, seldom seen butterfly called Henry’s elfin. This butterfly is found where its caterpillar hostplant, redbud, occurs … Continue reading

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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 … 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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Henry’s Elfin

I chase butterflies.  There are some I have chased for years and have not yet seen.  Until last year, Henry’s elfin, Callophrys henrici, was one of those butterflies.  This butterfly might not be rare, but it is rarely seen.  It … Continue reading

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Chasing a Frustration Butterfly

I like to photograph butterflies.  I have a pretty good file of photos I have taken of butterflies.  Some are common, some are rare.  I have a special category for some that I call “frustration butterflies.” Frustration butterflies are those … Continue reading

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