live in very (very!) rural North Florida, on intermittent wetland,
outside of Gainesville. To reach our house you must drive down
a 1/2 mile dirt lane, then cross a pasture, drive over a causeway
built through a swamp, and finally through another pasture.
the Spring, the vehicle tracks capture shallow puddles and more
than a dozen species of butterflies regularly congregate by the
thousands -- literally! -- to drink; a practice known as "puddling."
As a result, at certain times of the year, when we drive slowly
down the lane, our vehicle is often surrounded by swirling, multi-colored
clouds of butterflies; which the girls spontaneously called "a