Wednesday

Wings Like Tree Bark

A Mourning Cloak Butterfly from May 2010.  One of the first butterflies I see in spring.
Doesn't the underside look like tree bark?
Another Mourning Cloak from a prior year with wings open is: HERE

17 comments:

CinLynn Boutique said...

Beautiful thought! Beautiful photo!

Carletta said...

Lovely!
I'm so glad I saw this. I took a photo of one of these on the side of my house last summer (not a good shot) before it flew away. I had no idea what it was called.
Thanks for the ID. :)

Wayne McEvilly said...

Let the philosophers fashion arguments for the existence of God.
Here you've gone and proven it with your camera and a butterfly!
Love.
Wayne

SouthernSass said...

Splendid!

texwisgirl said...

beautiful.

PoetessWug said...

It does look like tree bark!! :-) So amazing!

forgetmenot said...

Very nice photo--as they all are. I'm sure the camouflage has saved him from being some bird's lunch many a day! Mickie

Hilary said...

It sure does.. they hide well.

Julie G. said...

Isn't Mother Nature grand? The wings really do look like tree bark. So very nice to think ahead to warmer, more colorful days. Beautiful image!

the wild magnolia said...

Amazing, I never saw this butterfly before!

Thank you for sharing.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

They really are masters of camouflage.
Ruth

Faerie Moon Creations said...

So gorgeous! I have seen these at the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in Massachusetts - it's an enchanting place for those who really love butterflies. Theresa

Mary said...

It really does look like the bark...great shot! Can't wait until it is time for butterflies again.

Beyond My Garden said...

Will we ever get to see them again. February snows makes it hard to remember the butterflies of summer. Here are the ones I found on Earth Day last year.
http://beyondmygarden.blogspot.com/2010/04/earth-day-flutter.html

Country Girl said...

What a unique name, mourning cloak. Lovely!

SandyCarlson said...

Wow! Yet another gorgeous post!

mindymilburn said...

I have never seen anything like this before, that is just amazing how much like the bark it looks.

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