Pearl Crescent Butterflies

The Free Wallpaper for that I have for you now shows several Pearl Crescent Butterflies. It was contributed by Steve from Out On The Prairie. This one is an amazing feat. It can't be easy to get that many butterflies in one photo. Steve takes nature photos exclusively, and he doesn't leave home without his camera.

Let's let Steve tell about this photo in his own words.

"Tiny Pearl Crescent Butterflies less than one inch gather attracted to a mineral in the soil. This is taken in Backbone State Park, near Strawberry Point, IA. This is the first designated State Park in IA known for its rock formation known as the Backbone. Here one can walk along the Maquoketa River and travel all four directions as it meanders through the park. This is one of my favorite parks in NE Iowa to base myself with a few hours of all the 58 stocked trout streams, so I often stay here."

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If you would like to see more of Steve's photos, and his excellent stories, you can find them at his blog, Out On The Prairie, and even more of his photos on his Flickr site. He writes fiction that is based on the lives of his family and friends. He interviewed them to get the essence of their experiences with nature and life on the prairie.

Steve's Blog - Out On The Prairie
Steve's Flickr Site - Iowa State Parks

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  1. Beautiful butterflies. I don't see too many around here, I need to find some plants that will attract them.

  2. It is so cool to see so many in one spot. I don't think I've ever seen that. He takes excellent photos and I love his blog.


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