It’s actually very difficult to write about butterflies, as everything that can possibly be said about them has already been said. So this post will mainly consist of the butterfly photos I took Sunday when Jim and I visited a Butterfly House in Geneva, Illinois. The House is part of an old farm that has been turned into a natural history center. When we got there, we had to wait a few moments while a volunteer entered an “airlock,” and allowed us in. We were immediately enveloped in clouds of butterflies. How fun is this? I thought. Well, it was a lot of fun.
A spicebush swallowtail with a broken wing.
Not 100% sure, but this could be a queen butterfly. There are butterfly houses all over the US–check here to see if there is one near you.