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In Photos: Beautiful Butterflies of the American Deserts

New life begins

Butterflies of the American Deserts

(Image credit: Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher)

And so, as winter still holds a chilling grip on much of North America, spring has now arrived in the southwestern American deserts. The annual carpet of beautiful wildflowers and their many butterfly companions are once again signaling that a new year of life and growth has begun.