This afternoon marked my first butterfly sighting of the season.
While visiting with Willard and Andy at Willard’s wildlife observation area a butterfly began flitting about. With wings folded it appeared much like a dead leaf and camouflaged quite well with the bare ground on which it repeatedly landed. Today is the warmest that it has been for some days. This morning was a balmy 27F warming to the upper 50’s by late afternoon.
A little later the butterfly attempted to gain Willard’s attention by landing on his 500mm lens with its wings open wide displaying its splendid colors.