In this past week of crisp cool weather, I found many butterflies of many different species. Here are just a handful.
I’m sometimes asked why this butterfly is named Pearl Crescent. You have to see the underside of the hindwing to get the answer to that question, and this butterfly often pumps its wings up and down while perched, making it difficult to see the underwing. Persistence will get you a glimpse at a small whitish crescent on the hindwing, surrounded by a dark smudge. And that, is where this butterfly gets it name.
There are still plenty of butterflies about, so if you happen to pass some flowers in bloom (no matter how small) while strolling the grounds, stop and have a look.