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Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Today’s visitor was a great spangled fritillary. And thank goodness, too. When I got home from work, the street in front of my complex was blocked by a car with its driver’s side door open, and a shirtless guy standing in the street, screaming hysterically at the driver.

I turned around, circled the block, and entered the complex from the other direction. And he was still screaming.

I went inside, got Thomas, and we left for a walk. Still screaming.

Thomas and I got back about a half hour later, and the shirtless guy was no longer screaming, but was still agitated.

They did finally leave at some point. I hope the guy calmed down. I did considered calling the police but decided that wasn’t going to help the situation for the guy or his girlfriend. The girlfriend could have left him and driven off at any point, if she felt threatened.


So, butterflies! They were a welcome sight.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

3 thoughts on “Great Spangled Fritillary”

    1. They are! Most of the butterflies I’ve photographed have been really skittish at first, but they get acclimated quickly and soon stop flying off every time you approach them. That seems like oddly aware behavior for an insect.

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