Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Cloud of Cloudless Sulphurs

B was the one who first spotted this cloud of Cloudless Sulphur butterflies puddling at a Lake Seminole boat ramp. Boaters had dutifully removed the aquatic vegetation from their motors as they came out of the lake. It was collecting and drying on the concrete just above the shore line.  Butterflies puddle in various places on the ground where they replenish their essential minerals.

Like Monarchs, Cloudless Sulphurs migrate. There have been so many  this year. I can lie out on our screen porch and watch them flying south over our yard.

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