Fritillary butterflies

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Jim Dowling
Jim Dowling works as a Field Lab Naturalist at Whiskeytown Environmental School. He’s a retired teacher and ex-railroad brakeman/conductor. He takes pictures, gardens and, on occasion, spins a decent yarn.
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6 Responses

  1. Ginny says:

    Thank you, Jim, for all the beautiful photos you contribute to aNewsCafe.  The butterflies are gorgeous.

  2. Cathy says:

    What lovely butterflies! Thanks for the great photo.

  3. Carrie Dokter says:

    I always love the pictures, but is this one for real? Where was it taken?

    • Jim Dowling Jim Dowling says:

      Thanks.  I was amazed, too.  The picture was taken 6 weeks ago on a hike in the Hart Mountain Antelope Reserve in Southeastern Oregon. I don’t know why, but butterflies were out in unbelievable numbers.  Many types.  Groups of butterflies, sometimes as many as twenty, would congregate where they found moisture in the trail.

  4. Karen Calanchini says:

    I  love all the photo  contributions. These butterflies are stunning.

  5. K. Beck says:

    Miniture paintings! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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