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The Butterfly on the Cherry Tree

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Imagine my surprise when I went out to take photos of the new blossoms around town, and found a butterfly instead. Now, my mortal enemies though they may be, even I have to admit this one is kind of pretty. (You can’t see it from this photo, but unfolded, its wings were a very brilliant blue.)

(The butterfly identification site I usually seems to be down.)

The Butterfly on the Cherry Tree
24 April 2011
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

May 25, 2011 at 10:49 am

The Butterfly and the Bee

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The Butterfly and the Bee

People ask me why I don’t like butterflies. Aside from an intense, visceral reaction (yes, I squeak and tense up and generally act like a six year old who’s spotted a monster underneath the bed), the only thing I can say is… well, look at it! That creepy thing is just sitting on the flower, chilling out, while behind it is a bee, something with a stinger that could impale the butterfly like Vlad Tepes’ victims. Yet the butterfly ignores the bee, and just sips at the flower with its longer-than-its-legs proboscis. That is bad ass.

Also, the thing could come flying at me any second. I ask you, how is a butterfly not creepy?

The Butterfly and the Bee
26 July 2010
Morton Wildlife Refuge, Sag Harbor, NY

The Butterfly in the Marsh (Part III)

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The Butterfly in the Marsh (Part III)
02 June 2010
Beach Lane, Westhampton Beach, NY

Written by Allison Frost

July 15, 2010 at 6:40 pm

The Butterfly in the Marsh (Part II)

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The Butterfly in the Marsh (Part II)
02 June 2010
Beach Lane, Westhampton Beach, NY

Written by Allison Frost

July 5, 2010 at 6:40 pm

The Butterfly in the Marsh

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The Butterfly in the Marsh
02 June 2010
Beach Lane, Westhampton Beach, NY

Written by Allison Frost

June 25, 2010 at 10:39 am

The Newly Emerged Monarch (Part III)

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The Newly Emerged Monarch (Part III)
06 October 2009
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue, NY

The Male Monarch (Part II)

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The Male Monarch (Part II)
15 September 2009
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue, NY