June 2021

I spotted a bird on the edge of the wood.
He flitted and floated as much as he could.
No matter how valiant his effort to hide
His brilliant red eye was too easily spied.

Spotted towhee

Vancouver, Washington

Lorquin’s admiral butterfly

Lorquin’s admiral is named for naturalist Pierre Joseph Michel Lorquin. Lorquin came from France to California during the Gold Rush and found treasures such as this.

Vancouver, Washington

For the birds that cannot soar, God has provided low branches. — Turkish proverb

Song sparrow

Vancouver, Washington

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