Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Red Admiral!

There is a new house being built around the corner from where we live, so Laurie and I decided to take a short walk to check it out. Laurie brought the camera with her as she does when ever we go out walking. We saw quite a few butterflies in one area on our walk. They were flying around like crazy, but landed quite often.
Please click on the pictures to enlarge.
They didn't look very colorful at first...

... but after they opened their wings, they were beautiful.

We took about 20 pictures of them. We were not sure what kind of butterflies they were, so we checked out a website when we got back home. Click HERE to check it out. The website said that they are Red Admiral Butterflies. The are from the Nymphalidae Family. (Brush-footed Butterflies) It also said that The Red Admiral has a very erratic, rapid flight. (that would explain the flying around like crazy) They take flight from March-October in the north and they winter from October-March in South Texas. Click HERE for more information on the Red Admiral.

We hope you enjoy the pictures.

Have a great day!


10 comments:

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

My husband and I noticed one of these sitting on our barn/workshop the other morning. I thought it was a moth at first cause it wasn't very pretty. Next thing we knew it turned into a beautiful butterfly! Thanks for the name and info-I really enjoyed!!
Blessings to You! Claudia O.

PEA said...

Such beautiful pictures...yup, you two are true bloggers, bringing the camera everywhere you go! hehe I've always been fascinated with butterflies, their markings are always so interesting!! xox

"Early Bird" said...

It's so pretty against that green leaf!
:)

Susie said...

Beautiful pictures! I've never seen one with that coloring before!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Great butterfly pictures, how do you get them to sit still........:)

Ann said...

Very nice photos. I see a butterfly similar to these here in MD. Have a GREAT 4th of July! Enjoy the fireworks!

tutubi said...

great butterflies you have there. love them. as well as the flowers

will post flowers too inmy blog as well as tropical butterflies

melissa said...

beautiful pictures! I love butterflies

Lilli said...

That's one of the great things about you two; you have a healthy curiosity about Nature and its creatures :)

meeyauw said...

Outstanding photos; you are very good. I'm glad that camera was there. I got a white admiral, so I'm fascinated. They look nothing alike!

http://meeyauw.blogspot.com/2007/06/white-admiral-revisited.html