After the field project presentations and clean-up the field equipments in the lab, all the students decided to go to St. Louis Zoo (free, by the way) to pay Mr. Ed Spevak and the insectarium a visit.
Before heading back to the apartment to put my stuff away first, I came across this Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) on the sidewalk in the drizzling rain. I gently picked it up and put it on a tree where it has more shelter. What a beauty!
We were at the zoo with only about 1.5 hours to spare before closing, so we only had time to visit the insectarium.