Paintings > Birds, Animals and Insects

Mourning Cloak, Butterfly, Pollinator
Mourning Cloak, Your Name is A Poem, Your Abilities A Miracle
Soft Pastels on Sanded Paper

Mourning Cloak butterflies are the only butterfly to overwinter in Minnesota, hibernating under tree bark. I’ve seen them warming themselves on a sunny rock in the early spring while hiking the North Shore. Always a bit tattered around the edges.