she saw the white admiral butterfly first. AH! But I had the camera. LOL
I know very little about butterflies except that they're beautiful and somehow exotic, even if they are common. (Oxymoron is my middle name.) So I had to search the Internet to learn more. This is what I discovered:
Native to deciduous and mixed-evergreen forests east of the Rocky Mountains, the white admiral (Limenitis arthemis arthemis) also sometimes lives in forest edges and clearings. (Yep, that's where we found this one, in a small clearing in the York Regional Forest.)
I also read that white admirals are rarely seen on plants. OOPS! This white admiral didn't read the manual! It's eating nectar from blossoms on a dogbane plant.
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