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Nature Haikus – Summer

Great Spangled Fritillary
Great Spangled Fritillary

By Young Naturalist C

Butterflies dancing
In the air, sweet with flowers
With vivid colors

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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21 responses

  1. Oh my… Look at all those swallowtails! Great haiku!

    20 June 2008 at 7:38 am

  2. Lisa at Greenbow

    I can just see those butterflies dancing from flower to flower and while puddling. What a large group you found.

    20 June 2008 at 8:13 am

  3. Lovely poetry and great pictures. I’ve never seen the butterflies puddle in real life. What a sight that must be.

    20 June 2008 at 8:26 am

  4. Happy Summer Solstice!
    Tigers puddling and the Great Spangled nectaring are wonderful ways to see Summer at her prettiest! Great shots.

    20 June 2008 at 9:49 am

  5. I love the shot with all the swallowtails.

    20 June 2008 at 10:04 am

  6. Lovely haiku! Those flutterbys are gorgeous!

    20 June 2008 at 11:12 am

  7. Wonderful group of swallowtails. I wonder why they would all stop and gather on the ground like that.

    20 June 2008 at 11:46 am

  8. @ Jayne – Thanks and C did a wonderful job with this haiku!
    @ Lisa – They were so numerous!
    @ ncmountainwoman – Thanks and the Swallowtails are commonly found puddling like this!
    @ Sherry – Thanks and I just love seeing the Fritillarys!
    @ Scienceguy- Thanks
    @ Liza – Didn’t she do good? Thanks
    @ Robin – They are sucking up the minerals, thanks!

    20 June 2008 at 12:14 pm

  9. Just found this blog via the killdeer pages on flickr. Great pics and stories.

    Keep up the great work!


    20 June 2008 at 1:58 pm

  10. Bethany

    Great poem! I was just outside and the frittilary landed right next to me…what a coincidence! 🙂

    20 June 2008 at 2:04 pm

  11. beautiful photo and haiku both.. cool to watch them puddling.. our swamp milkweed isnt up yet- soon I hope, frits are fun 🙂
    great blog btw!

    20 June 2008 at 7:02 pm

  12. I love that you encourage the young ones in their interest in nature and poetry. What a great combination! Good job on the haiku, Young Naturalist C! As an English teacher, I highly approve =)

    Beautiful butterflies, too, of course =)

    20 June 2008 at 7:42 pm

  13. Very beautiful haiku Young Naturalist C and the photos of the butterflies are beautiful.

    20 June 2008 at 10:48 pm

  14. NatureShutterbug

    Beautiful butterflies. Great haiku- it is very succinct.

    21 June 2008 at 1:32 am

  15. @ James – Thanks and glad you found the site!
    @ Bethany – thanks and which species of Fritillary? Probably GS!
    @ Cindy – thanks and didn’t she do great with this Haiku? Thanks for such kind words!
    @ Rondi – Kids can relate to nature easily and I think everyone should encourage them to spend more time outside! Thanks
    @ Linda – So glad you enjoyed this . . . I thought this was perfect for the time of the year!
    @Natureshutterbug- Thanks and she did great with this!

    21 June 2008 at 6:41 am

  16. Absolutely GORGEOUS shots, Tom! Such beautiful butterflies. 🙂

    21 June 2008 at 11:09 am

  17. Great haiku. Love the shot of the swallowtails. Today we stopped at a cemetery on Route 5 outside of Ripley. Saw several Killdeer and one kept displaying a “broken wing”. I didn’t get to see any “killfawns” lol but I imagine there were some nearby.

    21 June 2008 at 10:15 pm

  18. Bo

    Such frillery on the fritillary. Nice haiku, too.

    22 June 2008 at 10:11 pm

  19. Bethany

    Yup, it was the GS. I was pulling weeds out of my garden and it just followed around for a while. I’m glad I read the post bc I would not have know what it was lol!

    23 June 2008 at 8:03 am

  20. Great haiku & gosh that’s a lot of swallowtails!

    23 June 2008 at 10:32 am

  21. Grace

    Tiger swallowtails seem more numerous this year. They are a fave of mine.

    23 June 2008 at 1:44 pm

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