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Red Admiral

Posted on Jun 30, 2015

This Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) was doing its best job to hide on this fencing, blending in rather well when it was not flashing those bright red orange wing stripes. They have been pouring to the north in the last week, migrating whenever possible in comfortable and calm June conditions. I do not often get to see this side of the species, and I was glad to have a chance to actually see one pausing with all of them floating by. I hope it is having a good trip and things are now looking up.

Red Admiral butterfly-0297

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator