I wasn’t sure of the identity of the creature that I found on my garlic chive blossoms the other day so I pulled out Garden Bugs of Ontario and quickly identified it as Cabbage Butterfly (Pieris rapae). And then I realized that I know cabbage butterfly, I’m just not so used to seeing it up close and with so much detail. Sometimes the macro lens gives me an alien-like view of the world that can be exciting but also somewhat disconcerting.
The book was a gift from Charity Briere who happens to be one of the book’s illustrators. Thanks Chair!