The Gulf Fritillary, often seen locally in the late summer, is often seen in September migrating to the Gulf coast in great numbers and is a thrill to watch.
This Pearl Crescent is frequently seen along roadsides and fields and is one of our most common small butterflies with a wing span of only about 2 1/2 inches
It's always a delight to see a Buckeye. They are one of our most distinctive eye-spotted butterflies.
To say I am thrilled when I find one of these beautiful Zebra Swallowtails dining in our garden. They are what I consider "nervous" butterflies in that they seldom simply stop on a flower and cease beating their wings. They also are quite flighty and getting close to photograph is often a trial.