In particular, they favour a big clump of purple coneflowers.
I've very little skill in identifying what is what and found myself looking up the differences between Viceroys and Monarchs.
I think this is a Red Admiral.
Another, with its open wings, allows you to better see the colour pattern.
Moving on, this will be the last picture you'll see of Claire, the puss that moved in as my foster last February. After application forms, a Meet and Greet, an Extended Home Visit, and more forms, some wonderful people finalized their adoption of beautiful Claire last week.
If you've ever thought of fostering an animal, whether or not you already have a furry friend of your own, I encourage you to look into that possibility in your community.
Some people have said they could never "give up" an animal after having it in their home. For me, to not "give up" on Claire meant loving and caring for her until a wonderful home was found. I can't take on a pet full time, but I could do this.
As the website of the group I worked with points out:
"If you have ever said, 'It’s so sad, but there’s nothing I can do.' Well, fortunately, you can do something."
Just one cat, you might say, but Claire's story has a happy ending.
Wishing you a lovely week,