Butterfly on the Midway

A simple walking-around camera is especially fun during butterfly season here at @. This one spotted 20 minutes ago on 60th & Ellis. As a bonus, a passing purple car produced a nice background at wide aperture.

Suspect last seen at 60th and Ellis…

Suspect last seen at 60th and Ellis…

Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect, tnr.com, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

8 thoughts on “Butterfly on the Midway”

  1. Monarchs are regular illegal immigrants, grown-up anchor babies who go back and forth over the border from, you guessed it, Mexico. The children eat American milkweed like the welfare cheats they are. I hope you turned this one in after you took the picture.
    They won't keep it up much longer, though, another victory for MAGA and border security from Scott Pruitt and DJT: https://www.sfchronicle.com/science/article/More-

    1. Not a hopeful analogy?

      Monarchs are rapidly being extincted due to threats to their core breeding area (in the Mexican Sierra Madre) of illegal logging. Also due to the widespread use of pesticides in North America and the dying out of their key food species as a result of that and intensive monoculture.

      Ontario has noted something like 90% falls in Monarchs reported over the last 40 years?

  2. What is your "walking around camera"? Those are wonderful shots. (I know you've got a fairly fancy one you use for a lot of your pictures, and I'm assuming this is not the same one.)

    1. My walking around camera is a Lumix FZ300. Has a nice lens and zoom. Small sensor. About $400.

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