Butterfly Convention

On a sunny spring day, I noticed a swarm of butterflies in Cades Cove, a beautiful section of Smoky Mountains NP. Several different types of butterflies were all in the same small area.

Upon closer inspection, I noticed that all of them were concentrating on one particular spot in the grass. It looked like a dog pile after a walk-off home run that wins the College World Series. I had never seen so many different butterflies concentrated in one spot.

After a while, the butterflies left and went their separate ways. I walked up to the spot they left and found a pile of dung. No wonder butterflies have such a short life-span.

Thought for the Day: You are what you eat.

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