A Bug's Life

My daughter and I spent some time yesterday watching hundreds of butterflies at the Geneva Park District's Butterfly House, located west of town at Peck Farm Park.  I sat quietly on one of the benches for a pretty long time before this butterfly landed nearby.  If you haven't visited yet this summer, I hope you find some time to experience this peaceful spot for yourself.  The house is open daily, and the suggested donation is $2.00 per visitor or $5.00 per family.

(I think this one might be a Spicebush Swallowtail.)