The Search for the Blue Karner

karner 20113Friends, the Blue Karner butterfly is rare even in Crex Meadows.  This tiny blue butterfly is about the size of a nickel, and has distinctive markings on the back side of the wings.  My friend and I have searched many places for this lovely blue and never found them until I retired up north. Now every year I go in search of them partially to renew old times and to reassure myself that they are still there.  This one is for Cheri  til Tomorrow MJ

 

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on August 2, 2013, in Crex Meadows, Macro, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Something so beautiful, yet quite unaware of its beauty, is one of the wonders of our world. Thanks for sharing.

  2. These butterflies are being endangered by the frac sand mining operation in both MN and WI. It is a sad thing.

  3. MJ…….I am jealous. But thanks for sharing your find. I have never seen one with that much blue. God does a nice job!…..en theos…jim

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