Monday, September 21, 2009

Gulf Fritillaries

Gulf Fritillaries are evidently migrating along the Gulf Coast right now. I'm seeing them everywhere.

Like Monarchs, which I photographed last month, Gulf Fritillaries also love my red Pentas. I'm definitely going to put more Pentas on my patio next summer.

Just look at that face and lovely pattern. Be sure to click on the photos to see these beautiful butterflies in more details.


BaysideLife said...

You might want to mark your calendar for the Panhandle Butterfly House Festival - "Monarch Madness - on October 9, 10 and 11. I believe there will be a butterfly release and tagging of Monarchs.

Barrier Island Girl said...

Thank you for the heads-up, Claire. That's my birthday weekend and my mother will be here. She'll enjoy going - she's been several times and just loves it.


Jen and Eric said...

What lovely pictures! This must be butterfly season all over the south... we have some amazing yellow ones here & are going to the local butterfly "count" (sighting and documenting) tomorrow. Ahh, Fall!

Christie said...

Greg and I were on the beach in front of Emerald Isle on Thurday. We saw butterflies flying east to west in font of us - one butterly every 3-5 seconds. It was an amazing site - and not what you'd expect on the beach! We also saw lots at Fort Pickens.

Barrier Island Girl said...

That's so cool, Christie! I'm glad you got to see some of our migrating butterflies. I'm always amazed this time of year to see them flitting around as I drive over the 3-mile Pensacola Bay bridge! Whew! My wings would get tired.