The American Snout

One look at these butterflies and it’s not hard to know how they got their name!

They really are a fascinating butterfly. I may have found them a bit dull because of the high number of them that hovered and landing all about. I suppose it’s only natural to focus on what may challenge us in our desire to conquer the more difficult task. I often found myself chasing after what I thought to be the less common butterflies.

Regardless, they deserve their own recognition as they indeed added great beauty to the landscape as they fluttered and posed.

I love them all. 💛

We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.
~Carl Sagan

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Great shots, Lisa 😃

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    1. Thank you Jez! I can’t believe how many different butterflies I found this summer!

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  2. Jeff Flesch says:

    Always so lovely, Lisa. All of it. 💜

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    1. Thank you Jeff!! 😊

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re welcome, Lisa. Always!

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  3. aussiebirder says:

    Great captures Lisa, it really has got a long snout !

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    1. Thank you! …and yes he does!! 😊


  4. They are magnificent – elephant butterflies 😉 Great photos, Lisa! Oh … and that quote by the great Carl Sagan as always is thought provoking.

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    1. Thank you Peter! And I agree! I reread that quote a couple of times and I just had to include it!

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  5. VJ Knutson says:

    I’ve never seen one of these. Quite interesting.

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    1. Thank you! I don’t think I fully appreciated him because there were so many of them around!

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  6. Anita says:

    Indeed a fascinating butterfly, I never seen any of these kind.
    Your images are as always great and I love the quote you chose 🧡

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    1. Thank you, Anita! Somehow quotes seem to communicate an added meaning to the photo, I think 😊

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  7. Naomi says:

    This is an interesting butterfly, haven’t noticed this one before.

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    1. Thank you. I saw them all over the place this summer.


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