27 June 2010

Back in IA

Since we've been back in Iowa, most of our time has been spent unpacking and trying to acclimate ourselves to the humidity of the midwest! Although most of my time will be spent indoors writing and doing analyses, I've managed to sneak outside a time or two. Target? Butterflies.

Recently at Doolittle Prairie in Story County, we came across a few things to snap pictures of. That includes this GORGONE CHECKERSPOT:


Perhaps our "best find" was this lone GRAY COPPER:

On the other side of the spectrum, there were no shortages of PEARL CRESCENTS:

Even some woodland species, like this QUESTION MARK, were out in the open, perching on the road: