Friday, June 14, 2013

tiny visitor

We have been having showers off and on today. I knew that Frank was working on his grain bin and roller mill project when the latest shower started. I was looking out the windows to see if I could spot him, and discovered this little fella on the deck.

I picked him up ever so gently and he just clung to my finger.

I took several photos of him. I think he was enjoying his close-ups! He finally got off of my finger and sat in the open window of the porch.

This species of butterfly is called a MOURNING CLOAK

Most of their habitat is open areas in woodlands. Their host plants are deciduous trees and shrubs. They really like willows and poplars. And guess what I have around my house?

If you want to know about these little guys try here

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