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From a Sunday walk

Here we are, on the precipice of WWIII, if not already falling downward, about which I and most everyone have no say whatsoever. However, I can share my views of nature from photos taken during my walk on Sunday morning.

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A monarch emerging

About ten days after a monarch caterpillar forms its chrysalis, it is ready to come out and face the world – as a butterfly.

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A tiger swallowtail

In central Pennsylvania, I’m likely to encounter an eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) from late spring through early fall, and that’s a true pleasure because it is a large and beautiful butterfly.

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Aphrodite in my backyard

That is, an Aphrodite fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite), a large and beautiful butterfly. It came to dine on the black knight butterfly bush and allowed several different views.

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