The moist earth is warmed by the sun and fermenting grass leeches more sugars into the salty mud. This is heavenly for the male butterflies who need the mix to satiate their ladies. I have seen crescent butterflies, skippers and almost every type of Swallowtail in my region all gathering at this little ten inch mud puddle in my yard. I never even occurred to me that breeding male butterflies are actually quite territorial and even violent when it comes to maintaining their grounds. And yet here they all are concentrated in this little spot without so much as a wing bump to discourage the others. The concept of the commons is as ancient as society itself. A no man’s land where everyone has the same right to gather the necessary resources for living. And even then each retains his own territory with right of safe passage to the commons. Perhaps one day we’ll learn to see God’s patterns in problem solving and mimic his hand in our own designs.
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Wow! You weren’t kidding about the butterfies. Wonderful shot!
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