Thursday, May 20, 2010

Basking 2.0...Vanessa Atalanta...

or, the Red Admiral. I learned something: I thought when I first saw this that it was a Painted Lady. As it turns out, I'm glad I did the research. In this photo, he may be sitting there waiting for a female to fly by. Also, they are territorial little beasts: they patrol their chosen area (my yard, lately) and shoo out any other males. They are considered "sociable" as they will fly near or light on humans; I have noticed the buttlerfy tends to hang around me when I'm out weeding.

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Haha--another kind of mask

One of our home grown potatoes seemed to smile at me as it was readied for cook pot.