Summertime Nature in New Jersey.
Black Swallowtail Butterfly with Tattered Wings on a Joe-Pye Weed in the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 Camera FT1 Adapter, and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 195 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec).
Most of the butterflies yesterday had tattered and damaged wings. I haven’t seen praying mantis yet, so birds?