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Mourning Cloak butterfly

I spotted a beautiful Mourning Cloak butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa) this past weekend at Huntley Meadows Park and suspect that it recently emerged. I always thought of  Mourning Cloaks, which are apparently known as Camberwell Beauties in Great Britain, only as an early spring butterfly, because I knew that they overwinter with us as adults. 172 more words

Photography

The Question? The Loss . . . .


I hope the Question is, ‘Where has Jeff been lately, what with no new posts on wingedbeauty.com?’ After all, butterflies are now  . . .  192 more words

Butterfly Types

Mourning Cloak Butterflies Out From Under Tree Bark

Mourning Cloaks have recently emerged from under loose bark where they hibernated all winter. These early flyers, along with a few other species such as commas and tortoiseshells, have a jump start in the spring due to their not having to go through metamorphosis like most butterflies. 110 more words

Adaptations

Breakfast with a Mourning Cloak

During our breakfast on the back porch this morning, a Mourning Cloak alighted on the Silver Maple to bask in the sun. The is the first butterfly we have seen since last year. 257 more words

Poetry

Could it really be spring?!

It’s the second day in a row that the day time temperatures are above 60… The Song Sparrows and Chipping Sparrows have started vocalizing in my neighborhood. 251 more words

Nature

Day Two

Today we moved from the little hotel we spent the night at last night to the condos where we will spend the week. Seems simple enough, but we also had to go grocery shopping, eat lunch, get settled, all of that managed to take the whole day! 158 more words

Vacation