Monday, July 19, 2010

Meet me on the dandelion!

I took this picture the other day on the bike trail. I only spotted the butterfly when I took it, so I was surprised to see the other critters when I got home and looked at the picture closer. I guess this particular dandelion is the happening place for bugs!

I'm not real good at identifying butterflies, but I think this might be an Arctic Fritillary. At least, that's what it looks like to me. Next time I'm at one of the park's bookstores, I'm going to pick up a butterfly field guide. I love the one I have for northwestern wildflowers, so I'm sure I'd get a lot of use out of a butterfly one. I really love butterflies, but they can be tricky to photograph.


  1. That is an AMAZING picture! You're an artist of many facets!

  2. Dandelions are considered weeds, but you certainly captured the beauty of the flower!!
    Great shot of the pretty butterfly and bug too!

  3. I love that photo and the caption! How cute - "Meet me on the dendelion." Nice work!

  4. The butterfly certainly looks striking on the dandelion. In fact, both are beauties.