Might be a gulf fritillary. I’ve certainly seen them in the area.
Try as I might, I could *not* get a decent picture of this butterfly. But I’m 90% sure it’s a Marine Blue.
Some #butterflies spotted over the last few days:
A monarch that nicely paused on the grass with its wings open, long enough to catch a clear photo.
A swallowtail that I sort of caught in flight, at a distance. It’s very low-resolution, but it’s also clearly identifiable!
A cabbage white that I was able to catch with a zoom lens.
Some of the local wildlife spotted at the gardens.
I didn’t have much luck photographing #birds this time, but I did catch some good shots of this one. Though I’m not sure what it is. Maybe a warbler?
This #squirrel was one of three that scattered as I approached a trail junction. The other two hid. This one froze. It blended in very well!
I’ve learned the best way to catch butterflies in flight is to just point the camera at them without zooming and hope.