Thursday, February 25, 2021

A Butterfly


This sign with all the information about the Mourning Cloak Butterfly was attached to the pole in Yesterday's post. I had never heard of this butterfly but will be on the lookout come spring. I assume that the info and photo were put up by local resident Dave Beadle who is a noted illustrator of wildlife especially birds and moths. He is the author of the Peterson guide to Moths of Southeastern North America.

16 comments:

Tom said...

...I did pick up on that.

Sharon said...

What a beautiful butterfly. I had never heard of it before!

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

There are a lot of this large flies here in the summer.

William Kendall said...

Well, I was in the right ballpark.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

In the UK they're known as Camberwell Beauties, because the first one was found in Camberwell in S London. I've never seen one either.

bill burke said...

A pretty and unique butterfly.

Catalyst said...

Fascinating!

Taken For Granted said...

That is a fine story for the naming of this lane. Thanks for sharing it.

Marleen said...

Putting up this information was a nice thing to do.

Revrunner said...

Aha! :-)

The Furry Gnome said...

I've often seen Mourning Cloaks.

Andy said...

Nice to see that nature is getting a helping hand.

s.c said...

Thats a very nice butterfly. Hadn't see that coming.

Iris Flavia said...

Sad name for that black beauty.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I had a feeling this might be the reason Pat, it's a beautiful moth despite its name ✨

Cloudia said...

Glad I saw this. I love Canada