Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Basking



Last night, I was reading into The Thermal Warriors - Strategies of Insect Survival by Bernd Heinrich. I read about ways that insects actively or passively warm themselves (or cool their bodies as well) I remembered I took this photo in March 2009 of a lovely Mourning Cloak catching some rays in the backyard.

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