A cabbage white butterfly on a central Illinois blazing star.
Quite a rare find to see a pair of mated cottonwood borers!
Male Regal Fritillary
In a short survey on June 25 in an Illinois sand prairie we found 167 examples of this rare butterfly. What a show!
Eastern Hercules Beetle
After searching for 60+ years, we finally encountered this grand insect on a warm, muggy night in June, 2018, in Metropolis, IL. What a thrill this was!
Yellow Trout Lily, Southern , IL
Mermet Lake Conservation Area in a Snowstorm