Little Wood Satyr & Their Serpentine Moves

Little Wood Satyr Butterfly photographed by Jeff Zablow at Raccoon Creek State Park in Pennsylvania, August 2014

Was it Seinfield’s Kramer that came to mind yesterday?  We were in the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge in Juliette, Georgia, spending some time working the land near the rocky shelves that we often visit.

We were having a good time seeing butterflies, and soon saw a Little Wood Satyr, then soon another, and yet another. Photograph them? We tried and tried and tried. Problem was they fly not the path of a bullet, but instead they go a serpentine route, making keeping up with them difficult, and often near impossible. Total number of images of Little Wood Satyrs for May 3, 2020? Zero.

All of this brought a Big Smile, for it evoked memories of that Seinfeld TV show, where Jerry Seinfeld (or was it Kramer?) demonstrated the serpentine method of avoidance.

This Little Wood Satyr here was met in early morning, before it was revved up for its day ahead. It was in Raccoon Creek State Park in southwestern Pennsylvania.