Variegated Fritillaries can be found in open grassland, desert areas, or mountain meadows. They generally reside from spring to fall in the southern part of the United States, at times as far north as southern Canada. The caterpillars eat more different types of plants that most other butterflies, some of the plants include violets or… Read More VARIEGATED FRITILLARY
Here are some photos from a recent walk in the high desert on the Colorado Plateau. There is so much color out there, it is very impressive! The wildflowers are (clockwise): Tidytip, Potts Prickly Pear, Globemallow, and Phlox.
This is a Beavertail Prickly Pear Cactus I found in northern Arizona.