Friday, September 2, 2011

These pictures of the Mourning Cloak butterfly ~ Nymphalis antiopa
were taken a couple of weeks ago  in the garden. It is an interesting
butterfly, they emerge in July, enter a short dormancy and emerge
again in fall. They hibernate in the winter under bark etc. and might
emerge if the temperature becomes warm enough. They can live up
to a year.
Bugs of Alberta
                          Acorn & Sheldon

We also encountered one on our recent trip to the

" The beauty of things was born before eyes
and sufficient to itself; the heart - breaking beauty
Will remain when there is no heart to break for it."

                                                   Robinson Jeffers


Julie G. said...

Beautiful images of the Mourning Cloak Butterfly! I believe I've seen these before in our area, though not recently. Great pairing of the poem with your terrific photographs. A joy to visit your wonderful blog!

Guy said...

Thank you Julie

I really appreciate your comments. Your website is incredible and you take wonderful photos, I hope you do not mind if I add it to my links.

Thanks for stopping by.