Saturday, July 13, 2019

Red Admiral

The Red Admiral butterfly is one of the most common butterflies found in temperate zones all over the world. I spotted this one in the gardens at The Veterans Centre at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and it was kind enough to pose while I got my camera out. Apparently the males are quite territorial and will defend their area from all other males in hopes that they will impress any females that may be nearby. Pretty things!  
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

17 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

They are pretty, I have seen a few here too. Lovely butterfly photo.

Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thanks for all your visits to my blog and for all the past comments.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's a beauty...so velvety! Happy weekend!

Sharon said...

Butterflies are such beautiful creatures. I love them. Gorgeous photo of this beauty.

Karl said...

Beautiful ! Great name for a butterfly.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Nice pic of the Red Admiral. He visited my deck this week, too.

GreenComotion said...

Great contrast!
Happy WE, Pat.
Peace :)

The Padre said...

Gorgeously Captured

Cheers

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Beautiful butterfly.

bill burke said...

It's a beauty, Pat. Nicely captured.

William Kendall said...

Very pretty!

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Hope you are having a great weekend!

Andy said...

Handsome looking guy. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

Maria Rodrigues said...

Wonderful butterfly.
Great shot
Maria

Linda said...

Nice looking butterfly! Have a great week!

Taken For Granted said...

We have these in our back yard also. Always enjoy seeing them. Fine photo.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Red Admiral is ubiquitous right now. We must have had twenty in our yard yesterday, along with Cabbage White, Eastern Comma, Monarch and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. We are now raising caterpillars of Black and Giant Swallowtails in the house. Third year in a row we have done this - fascinating stuff.

R's Rue said...

Beautiful.