The other day Nathan yelled, "I just saw a butterfly!" It was the first one he's seen at the house all winter. Yesterday we went to Glacier NP and the crazy things were everywhere -- in the air, on the ground, on trees, in the road, on Rick's shoe, and on my back. I got a few pictures, including the one above. This one was content sitting on Rick's shoe for about 10 minutes. I think I've identified it as a male Satyr Comma butterfly.
I love taking pictures of butterflies. They're so skittish, so it's not easy for me to photograph them. I guess that's what makes it so challenging. In California, the butterfly we saw most often was the Monarch. I believe we have those in our county here in Montana, but I don't think I've seen any yet. I took some pictures of a Western Tiger Swallowtail a few years back and one of those was published in Rural Montana Magazine.
What is your favorite type of butterfly?