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Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak
Mourning Cloak

Just found a Mourning Cloak who let me pick it up with my finger! I just love seeing Mother Nature up close!

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12 responses

  1. A mourning cloak on your finger?!!! You are a wizard worthy of ‘arry Potter his self.

    4 June 2009 at 3:40 pm

  2. Hi Monarch- I wanted to invite you (and whomever else may be interested) over to my new blog. I have kept a caringbridge site for my daughter Ellie over the last 15 months during her cancer journey and I have found that it is really wonderful to have an outlet, to document life and to share with others. So, I started my own blog so I can do this for me. I still have Ellie’s website and she is doing absolutely fantastic – CANCER FREE AS OF LAST MONTH!
    I have always checked in with your blog and love love love the photos and seeing your part of the country through your eyes. So I hope you don’t mind that I added you in my daily reads section. I hope others will be turned on to how beautiful the Allegany area is.

    Here is my blog address –

    -Colleen 🙂

    4 June 2009 at 3:59 pm

  3. Monarch… the butterfly whisperer…. :c)

    4 June 2009 at 5:46 pm

  4. Pam


    4 June 2009 at 6:27 pm

  5. How did you do that?!? You definitely have a way with the wildlife! I’m going to have to call you St. Francis…lol.

    4 June 2009 at 10:27 pm

  6. That butterfly looks like it has wings of bark. Did you take the photo?

    4 June 2009 at 11:20 pm

  7. You’re not only a butterfly whisperer, you know. You get all the good shots and I’m talking ’bout the hummers, too.

    4 June 2009 at 11:35 pm

  8. Lisa at Greenbow

    Oh my gosh. Just where have your fingers been that a butterfly would take hold like that?? tee hee You are a lucky man getting to hold one of natures treasures. I saw one in our garden this morning but only had a glimpse of it before it flew into hiding.

    5 June 2009 at 3:05 pm

  9. Up close and personal to be sure.

    As a sidenote, I was fortunate enough to spot a red tailed hawk the other day. Just a little update on the birding.

    5 June 2009 at 8:38 pm

  10. Lovely – I can imagine a Victorian lady swathed in black wearing a cloak that looks much like that.

    6 June 2009 at 3:31 pm

  11. Wow, great closeup of a beautiful bfly!

    8 June 2009 at 2:44 pm

  12. Very cool – and congrats on getting a picture of one (I think I read that you were psyched to finally have a photo).

    12 June 2009 at 12:45 pm

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