Mourning Cloak Butterfly

By Cindi Ressler Photography


The Mourning Cloak go it's name due to the back of the butterfly is said to resemble the traditional cloak worn by those in mourning.

The Mourning Cloak is one of the first butterflies to appear as the days start to get longer at the end of winter, generally several weeks before the arrival of spring, depending on location.
The common name "harbinger of spring" is a reflection of it's symbolism of the vernal renaissance of the woodland flora and fauna see less

The Mourning Cloak go it's name due to the back of the butterfly is said to resemble the traditional cloak worn by those in mourning.

The Mourning Cloak is one of the… see more

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