I was looking out the kitchen window across to the Cottage and saw an unusual color among the purple liatris.
knew thought it was a butterfly, an orange butterfly.
Charlie ran out the door with his phone and took two photos of this stranger which we have come to know as a “Great Spangled Fritillary“.
The great spangled was happy to pose on the liatris for a relaxed photo session while it drank nectar.
When it took off it flew in high and low arcs like it was drunk. Then it landed again, in a dogwood tree this time, and sat perfectly still.
Even though I had never seen one before I have since discovered it is found in most counties of Maryland except on the eastern shore.
What’s the most recent creature that attracted your attention?