Monday, July 18, 2016

What a Difference!!

With wildflowers in full swing here at Leadville National Fish Hatchery, we are seeing more butterflies.

At first glance the Ruddy Copper seems plain. White wings with a few black spots.
Ruddy Copper
But as the wings start to open, there is a splash of color.
Ruddy Copper
And if you catch one sunning itself with open wings, you'll think that you are seeing a completely different bug!
Ruddy Copper
We're keeping our eyes open for more colorful butterfiles. Stay tuned.



  1. I know people like that... you can't believe how beautiful they are on the inside from their initial appearance ;-)