Red Helen Butterfly & NZ Jersey
Even though it's a long weekend, I only have Saturday and Sunday off. I went for about an hour's ride both yesterday and today. Yesterday I went a little way up Sugiyama, and today I went over around Amanohashidate, Asokai Lagoon area. The Sugiyama ride became more of an observing butterflies outing.
I saw the shadows of something on the road on my way up Sugiyama Forest Road. I looked above me to see quite a few large butterflies drinking nectar from the flowers in the tree above me. The butterflies wouldn't stay still, so I couldn't get a good shot of them. Apparently they have a wingspan of up to 140 mm.