What ho! Mr. Nature here. I haven’t seen any big butterflies yet this spring, but I can’t wait, so let’s go to the video.
When I visit the Jersey shore, I’m used to seeing seagulls flying over the waves and hopping around the beach. But this safari is to the shore of Lake Superior, on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula; and instead of seagulls, we’ve got tiger swallowtail butterflies.
Listen to that wind! Where I come from, butterflies tend to lie low until the wind dies down. Why are these tiger swallowtails out in this wind? And what draws so many of them to this beach? What are they doing?
My guess, and it’s only a guess, is that they’re noshing on minerals that have been left behind by evaporation. I don’t know if it’s right, but it does sound clever.
Whatever they’re doing, I’m always up for tiger swallowtails: God’s stuff, always beautiful: He looked on what He had made and pronounced it very good.