Sunday, October 21, 2012

Gulf Fritillary Joins the ZinniaFest




Today's visitor to the zinnias was a Gulf Fritillary. Even if I didn't love the abundance of blooms the California Giants Zinnias keeps pumping out I would plant them again just for the visitors.


More skittish than the Orange Sulfer that visited a few days ago this fritillary was also more colorful.


I'm glad the butterflies have been stoking up on the nectar supplied here...rain and cold are predicted soon. I'm happy to supply some help for them in their quest for the sweet treat.


5 comments:

Gail said...

It's a beauty and I love your zinnias!

Northern Shade said...

You're fortunate that the butterflies colour coordinated to your flowers. :)

It's so satisfying to see wildlife living off of the garden and knowing you are helping to sustain them. Plus they are such fun to watch.

Layanee said...

Looks like he dressed for the party. Lovely photos Leslie.

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CommonWeeder said...

Beautiful photos of the butterfly. And zinnias. No such vision here. Snow flurries!