Montana Outdoors

July 31, 2007

How could I tell him?

Yesterday I met this little butterfly in the Patrick’s Knob roadless area in the Coeur d’Alene Mountains of Western Montana. I didn’t know his name and I didn’t even know the name of his flower, but I did know that his species and his whole world is in danger of vanishing forever…

Butterfly and wildflower

White Butteryfly on white flowers

at the hands of my species, the vastly more intelligent one. I didn’t know how to tell him.

(My friend aullori has helped me out with the identities of the Pine White butterfly and the Pearly Everlasting flow he is on. Thanks, aullori!)

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