As you can see, this poor Monarch has a seriously damaged wing. Amazingly, it was still able to fly. I didn’t see it go very high, but it was able to flit from blossom to blossom without any apparent trouble.
Posted byRussell SmithPosted inanimals, NatureTags:butterflies, damage, insects, Lepidoptera, Monarch butterfly, wings
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I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Maxwell, Nigel, Pirouette and GarGar. View more posts
5 thoughts on “Butterfly”
Poor butterfly, but beautiful portrait, Russell
Thanks, Lois. By this time of year, a lot of butterflies start to look a bit worse for wear. Last year, I posted a whole bunch of photos of buckeyes that looked pretty ragged.
Beautiful! I see many flying creatures with tattered wings. I think it is so sweet to see them carry on and provide joy and beauty to us humans 🧡 A reminder to keep living life and doing our thing 😊
Exactly! I had a cat that only had three legs. She was amazing and she taught me to be grateful for what I do have. Best wishes!
Awwww, that is super sweet!