Monday, April 20, 2015

Red Car Property: Painted Ladies At The Corralitas End

 Photo: Diane Edwardson, April 19, 2015.  For the past couple of weeks, I've encountered more Painted Lady Butterflies on the Corralitas end of the Red Car Property, than in quite a few years.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)

This was the first time I was able to capture photos of the top of butterfly's wings.  The wings' underside is much less colorful.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, April 19, 2015.  The arrow is pointing to the Painted Lady.  It was flying around casually stopping, landing on the dirt and the non-native, invasive wild geraniums. It was not feeding from flowers.

Read more and learn about ongoing research on Painted Ladies: Iowa State University