Sunday, June 11, 2006

Missing Butterflies

Angels and Vagabonds mentioned how butterflies are disappearing from urban backyards. It made me realize how few butterflies I have seen lately compared to my childhood. I looked out the window this afternoon and spotted one.

I grabbed my camera and went outside to capture this rare event. Then I noticed another butterfly species.

Yet a third type of butterfly appeared as if on cue. Alas, it was too small and quick to be captured by my camera.

Perhaps this abundance of butterflies is due to our lack of vigilance against snails, slugs and other garden pests.

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