Wildflowers are sprinkled in the woods and fields to bring joy to our lives. The sweet Columbine!
Lupine is a true treasure to seek. The rare Blue Karner Butterfly feasts from its pockets, I have yet to see one.
The Karner blue butterfly is a federally endangered species living in a narrow band from eastern Minnesota to New Hampshire. Wisconsin is home to the largest and most widespread populations. As a larvae (caterpillar), they feed on only one plant wild lupine (Lupinus perennis). Lupine grows in dry sandy soils with full to partial sun. As a butterfly, the Karner blue feeds on just about any wildflower available. The more flowers the better the habitat is.
But for today, we’ll have to settle for a different winged creature.
And a spider.