Not Too Hot For Stripes And Spots

When the temperature lingers in the 90’s, the bird activity sometimes hits a bit of a lull;  but the butterflies, who love the warmer weather, have been out in abundance.  Here are several that my daughter and I saw while we were walking about Smith Gilbert Gardens yesterday.

Some were common visitors to our own yard, like this Gulf Fritillary…

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…and this Tiger Swallowtail.

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Others I wish were common visitors, like this Zebra butterfly…

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…and this Giant Swallowtail and Black Swallowtail, both of whom are a bit frayed about the edges.

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Ah, so much beauty.  And although the birds may be a little less active on these scorching summer days, it’s clearly not too hot for stripes and spots!

12 thoughts on “Not Too Hot For Stripes And Spots

    1. I wish I could have gotten a picture of him with his wings folded…he has pink dots that are so cool looking! Sounds like another trip to the gardens is in order!

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