For the past few sunny days, the echinaceas (particularly the purple coneflowers) in my yard have been butterfly magnets. The butterflies have been flying in looking for yummy nectar and don't appear to be disappointed that the butterfly bushes in my gardens aren't quite in flower yet. Apparently the coneflowers are OK too.
You should have seen the dance this fritillary did when it discovered this particular coneflower. It danced in circles over the cone for at least ten minutes, giving me lots of chances to shoot its colourful wings.
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