Thursday, April 16, 2009

Nature Walk

Today is such a beautiful day! I keep seeing this huge, gorgeous blue and black butterfly on my runs. I have looked it up and think that it is either an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail or a Pipevine Swallowtail. Both live around here. Click links for pictures of each.,_Black_Form_Female_5891c.jpg

My son and I took a walk with two purposes in mind: 1) find that blue and black butterfly that I keep seeing and 2) collect some cool leaves for his leaf book. We did not see that certain butterfly but we did see this one and lots of others. We also found some great leaves for his collection. But more than that, we had a good discussion about the plants and animals that live around here, the litter that we saw, and life in general. I hope that growing up in the country will give him an appreciation of the natural world.

"The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value." Theodore Roosevelt


  1. Sounds like an absolutely great day!

    Thanks for the well wishes about my race Saturday. Just a little over one day...!

  2. Oh beautiful... your son is lucky you have you spending outside time with him... it is so precious!!

  3. Had a Fish po-boy yesterday with a coworker from Homa, la.
    Wheres the blue Butterfly