Dashwings

The Speckled Red Dashwing is a butterfly fading to history. It feeds on the flowers of a plant that has, admittedly, been overharvested, and thus the butterflies are diminishing. Eustace has taken it upon himself to make a garden for the butterflies where they can feed and grow as much as they need.

Eustace would, long ago, thrash his ears and toss his head at anything that tried to settle on his face, but he is quite happy to let the butterflies land on him. He sees them as delicate friends, light and unburdened, a natural opposite to his size and strength, and he marvels at their colours, their flight, their fine antennae. He is very proud of his achievements and the numbers of butterflies in the wild is slowly rising again.

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