The Gulf Fritillary butterflies have been very busy around the lantana today.
Hummingbird Update: I think I've seen one of the final hummingbirds this season. It was the tiniest little thing, maybe just a couple inches long. So cute. I'll keep the feeders up just a bit longer to make sure the younger and weaker ones get some sustenance for their journey south.
From 2012 Project 365 + 1
Sadly, my favorite meadow was mowed this summer. It was such a perfect place to find flowers and insects, so I've been avoiding a stop-by. But, today was beautiful and I had a couple extra minutes, so I took a chance. So glad I did. I found a Gulf Fritillary butterfly. According to one website, it is one of several migratory species in the Southeast. As fall approaches, adults begin a mass southward migration eventually arriving in the warm confines of South Florida to overwinter.
From 2011 Project 365