Saturday, April 9, 2016

A Brave Butterfly

I don't think I have ever seen a butterfly here in March before but I spotted this one on Mar 29 as it fluttered around on the south-facing hill leading up to Casa Loma and then it settled onto this warm rock for quite awhile. It is a Mourning Cloak Butterfly and some of them are thought to winter over here. This poor thing is looking rather bedraggled and we had snow this week so it probably isn't very happy. 
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

21 comments:

Andy said...
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Taken For Granted said...

Like all of us, that butterfly was looking for some spring warmth. Beautiful shot.

Andy said...

What a pleasant surprise. Too bad for her/him that the the cold temperatures returned.

VP said...

Not a good timing, but I wish the butterfly well...

Sharon Anck said...

Oh my, snow and butterflies usually don't mix. Wonderful photo of this little beauty.

Jacob said...

I think it is a sign of good things to come! And I love your photo!

Christine said...

I'm sure it was glad to find a warm spot!

Cloudia said...

You have a heart for the smallest creature! And it shows in your shots

Karl Demetz said...

Black butterflies are quite rare, right?
Nice capture, Pat !

cieldequimper said...

Well with the warmish winter the little fellow must be a bit troubled as are lots of birds and insects. I've been seeing a lot of bumble bees. Weird. I hope he made it, he's gorgeous!

William Kendall said...

Quite distinctive. Hopefully it's found a warm spot to wait out the cooler temperatures.

Revrunner said...

Spotted my first butterfly, a Tiger Swallowtail, this past week too. It also snowed this morning. :-)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty butterfly. We had some snow overnight too, I am sure all the birds and critters are wondering what is going on. Lovely shot. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Gosia k said...

wow you are right but I haVE SEEN SOME AT MY PLACE THIS YEAR

Karen S. said...

A charming little beauty!

Michelle said...

What a sweet visitor. I am sure he/she doesn't appreciate the cold weather!

TexWisGirl said...

lovely mourning cloak.

Rose said...

That is real early! I bet it didn't survive. Poor little thing.

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

What an wonderful sighting!
I am sure it is good for the butterfly as well.
The dark colored butterfly almost looks like a sundial, in some sense.
Have a Happy Day, Pat!
Peace :)

jennyfreckles said...

It is aptly named. I've never seen such a black butterfly before, I don't think we have those here.

Laura. M said...

Well caught that butterfly !!!