Return to the Butterfly Garden Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Unusual encounter w/ Summer Azure

Posted by surya55 7a ny (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 15, 13 at 22:33

So today I was at a park where I saw a Summer Azure. I took a few shots then it landed in the middle of the road and was nectaring on the asphalt. My heart was in my throat since he nearly got run over and still won't move at all! (LOL you should see the looks I got from the drivers.) I gently picked him up and placed him on the grass where he promptly flew back on the asphalt. I again rescued him from certain death, gave him a "talking to" and put him on the grass. He finally flew up on a tree and stayed there. What would make a butterfly endanger his life this way? Isn't it strange? I think they get minerals I believe? Thx, Nerry


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Unusual encounter w/ Summer Azure

Here's the one where he landed on a tree...more like a leaf since he's so tiny...


 o
RE: Unusual encounter w/ Summer Azure

Yes, minerals. Of course in that case it is not referred to as nectaring, but rather probing or feeding.


 o
RE: Unusual encounter w/ Summer Azure

Ah- so that's what he was up to. Will use the right word next time:) Thx Larry.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Butterfly Garden Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here