Tuesday, January 10, 2012

He/She's Back!

I love nature's surprises - usually.  Today I was bringing some firewood up from the carport when I found this live butterfly.  I posted a photo of this species a couple of months ago when we had already got many freezing nights.  Since that time it has been much colder, seldom rising above freezing even in the afternoon, yet the butterfly was still alive.  Not at all active, he/she stayed put as I carried the log up to my porch and fetched my camera.  I was in the house for less than a minute, but it was gone when I got back outside.  I found it a few feet away crawling around, apparently looking for a new hiding place.  Got a couple of photos then let it be.  Must have antifreeze in its veins.

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