This guy decided to stop and partake of our butterfly bush. Since he was so forthcoming with the proboscis and consistently flashing his wings, I couldn't help but learn more about him!
He is a great spangled fritillary, fairly common to our area but the first we've seen. I can't wait to have a butterfly-friendly garden so we can watch and learn even more about our flying friends.
Liam was very excited to observe him for so long and used his best guess to match him to the butterfly magnets we have gracing our magnet board in the living room. A very close match!