Thursday, August 18, 2016

Speedwell Lake: Butterflies in the white clover

Sitting in the mowed "lawn" area next to the parking lot at the lake, I noticed several butterflies aflit (which in the Ancient Romulan tongue means something akin to "afoot" but with a fluttering motion) . 

The largest was a Buckeye that sat for several minutes on a white clover slowly opening and closing its wings. That made it easy to count the "eyes" and put in the correct number of orange bars - although later on I did a check in Jan's butterfly guide book. 

The other butterfly that visited long enough for me to sketch was this Pearly Crescent. It landed on the side of my white car so that I could get a good view of it.

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