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Gulf Fritillary enjoying the sun

December 16, 2019

 

 

After a week of misty, rainy weather, we enjoyed a weekend of sunshine.

 

The plants were starting to get soggy, blossoms moldy.

We love the winter rain, but it's nice to have a sunny day now and then, when the plants can dry out just a little bit, and pollinators emerge.

 

We were surprised to spot this beautiful orange gulf fritillary in the garden.

It obviously enjoyed the warmth of the sun.

Visiting the Berzerkeley salvia shrub, it spent a long time at each blossom, sipping nectar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resting on damp grass, spreading its wings to absorb to the warmth of the sun.

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