When I was first learning about butterflies and how to identify them, I participated in a 4th of July butterfly count, sponsored by the North American Butterfly Association (NABA). It was a great introduction to what my husband calls, "the lucrative world of butterfly conservation." Lucrative or not, I'm still at it! This past weekend, I headed to Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane VA for this year's count. It was a great day of butterflying! Here are a few of the butterflies we saw.
Great spangled fritillary