Hunting season…

Up at the crack of dawn; that is what you do during the hunting season. But wait you say, the hunting season is over. Hold on, this is a different hunt…my kind of hunt 🙂 And no weapons will be used except cameras and maybe a net. For the next month or so, a group of volunteers and myself will be heading over to the Caddo National Grasslands in Fannin County. The target will be a tiny butterfly called the Frosted Elfin (Callophrys irus hadros). In brief, we are going to have a fun adventure!

So early this morning, Jim and I gave Gracie a walk before Jeanne and I headed to the Caddo NG.

Indeed sunrise is a special time of day!
After a two hour drive, we reached our destination! We were greeted by a chorus of frogs and a robin!

This shot shows the habitat where we hope to find the butterfly. However, I did not expect to find the butterfly yet. It is too early for its host plant. In fact, this was a scouting mission to locate last year’s plants. Indeed, I have a few photos from today. So stay tuned while I process today’s photos and share more about the Frosted Elfins and its host plant in the next posts!

The world’s insect population is in decline — and that’s bad news for humans

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.


  1. Looks like a pretty place to play. Good luck. And losing insects will hurt everything on this planet. Sad

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