Nature at Spring Arbor Lake
Part 1 - Carbondale, Illinois

Too late in the Season (September 16th) to capture and photograph butterflies
in and around a wild blackberry patch at the far end of Spring Arbor Lake, but below the dam
were numerous Common Buckeye butterflies. These butterflies were anywhere from 1 5/8 inches
to 2 3/4 inches in wing span and didn't seem a bit concerned with our presence.

One very faded Monarch butterfly was also captured on this day. Next one is a weathered
Viceroy butterfly, often times confused with a Monarch.

All photos 2002 by don Palmer