These are not birds … but they do fly.

Warm sunshine in the garden today brought forth four species of butterflies at the same time. None of these are at all rare, but they are beautiful and they behaved exceptionally well for the photographer.  I have provided both spread wing and “head and antennae” images for each one.


Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)