I actually went out looking for butterflies today about midmorning. I was able to find some sipping nectar from various flowering plants around the RV park. However, it was difficult to get them to sit still long enough to get a good shot (with the camera). They are cold-blooded and much more active under a hot sun than in cooler weather. A cold front is rumored to roll through tonight and drop the temperatures 20 degrees (it has already dropped from 86 degrees at noon to 76 degrees as of 2:30 PM), making tomorrow much cooler and the butterflies a little slower. If so, then I will visit the National Butterfly Center and Butterfly Park tomorrow and try to get some better photos than I did today.
I did get a few photos on my morning safari and they are on a separate page (see “Butterflies” in right-hand menu). I was somewhat disappointed not to have seen a Monarch after using it in the leading role of my recent butterfly posts. Perhaps I will see one tomorrow. I have attempted to identify the butterflies in today’s photos by using the internet and believe that I have managed to do so for all but one. When I go to the Butterfly Center tomorrow I will show them the photos and get positive identification. Perhaps then I will be able to let you know if they actually taste like chicken.