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Frequent Fritillary ~ Color Crazy

Sharing a photo with Kim’s Color Crazy challenge. This orange butterfly brightens up the garden. I see them a lot and always look forward to their visits.

One of the most familiar ones is the great spangled fritillary because of its large size, abundance, and widespread range. It is found in northern and central United States and southern Canada. It is only missing from northern Canada and some of the southern states.

Photo ©CarolDm2019

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Written by Carol DM

Enjoy nature photography. Amateur self-taught photographer and love every minute of the photos from my yard and Dustin's garden. Sunset views from my deck are very peaceful to watch, capture and share. I have two cats, Brendel and the Dude. I share both special and funny moments I capture of them with you.

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  1. I always think of you and my daughter in law when I see butterflies. She loves them as well, and think they are also messengers. 😉 Anyhow…. I love this shot. I still cant get them to stay still long enough to shoot.
    I did have a good day, it was so beautiful. One of those CA days you hear about, finally! Hope you had a good one.

    • Thank you Kim. I have seen more this year than ever. Still no monarchs but it is not over yet for the year. I do believe they are messengers, I have many that are talking to me in the garden these days. 🙂 I have recorded many videos as well. I will share those one day. Thanks, still very hot here.

      • A vid would be awesome. I tried to take one the other day of my hawk chirping in the tree by the back door. Not the typical screech, but cute little clicks and chirps. The vid will make you seasick. Still trying to get the hang of it. They turned up the heat here, itll melt your tennis shoes inland, and I actually had to turn on a fan at the beach.

  2. I was curious about the name of your WOW! butterfly, Carol, and I discovered that the very apt name, Fritillary is also the name of a flower with a beautiful checkered pattern; it seems like both the flower and the butterfly get their common name because of this interesting pattern. Another name for these lovely butterflies is silverspots because of the metallic markings on their wings undersides. Thank you so much for your amazing photograph.

  3. You have captured her beautifully! I am sorry to say that number of butterflies and birds is reducing constantly in my part of the world. But I am glad that I see them in big numbers in the countries I live during my postings.

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