Girls hard at work on this lovely Sunday morning.
I love the rich dark brown velvet of the Morning Cloak butterfly.
Certainly not as showy as a Tiger Swallow Tail, but quietly elegant none-the-less.
Notice the notch missing from the left wing?
Looks like a bird beak was there to me.
Upon closer inspection, the right wing has a mirror notch
Yup; most likey bird attack (and miss!)
Butterflies are pretty tough given their appearance to us.
The seem so delicate and fragile as they flit & flip by on there way to who-knows-where
But the incredible distance they travel such as the Monarch on its migration for thousands of miles is pretty friggin incredible for a insect with such a tiny brain.
Next visitor is one of my favorites
are you talking to me?
Don't mind me, I'm shopping for breakfast
I am NOT the lizard you're looking for
Leave now and no one gets hurt!
Don't worry Mr. Lizard; your tail is safe for another day;
Ms. Stella is pre-occupied
Happy Sunday kitties!