Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Butterflies and oak trees



There are always butterflies in this oak tree during the summertime.  As I sit on the front patio, I watch them flit and play through the leaves and branches and alight on its rough bark.  At least I'm assuming they're playing - maybe they're fighting.  Who knows?  Just how tough would a butterfly look while fighting off intruders to his territory anyway?

4 comments:

Nature ID said...

Nice dramatic pics! So, have you guessed which butterfly this is? :)

texwisgirl said...

Ooh! If I would've known there was gonna be a test, I would have done some research! I'm not nearly as thorough as you are! :)

Nature ID said...

I often cheat and turn the page upside down or look at the back of the book for the answers. I believe you have a hackberry emperor (Asterocampa celtis), something we don't have here in CA.

texwisgirl said...

Neat! I just looked that up and I think you're right! We have tons of them here but I never knew their name. Very cool - and one of the websites said they're known to be very friendly - I can attest for that as they're often very nearby and sometimes landing on t-shirts. :)

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