A New Wave of Butterflies

After a chilly lull, action in the yard picked up again last night. I’m somewhat stunned, though I don’t know why. I should be wiser by now. It’s embarrassing, this lingering tendency to be surprised by nature.

Surprise aside, I’m staggered by the caloric cost of this year’s migration. How much has gone into producing so many butterflies? Surely there’s a limit, considering how much a single caterpillar can eat…

One thought on “A New Wave of Butterflies

  1. bardessdmdenton May 15, 2012 / 2:47 PM

    ‘this lingering tendency to be surprised by nature’…Yes, I know exactly what you mean, Rae!

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