The Red Admiral (vanessa atalanta) is a popular butterfly in North America, Asia, and Europe. It is a docile butterfly that often frequents gardens. The males, in particular, are territorial and can be found in the same location day after day.
This salty dog has ragged edges – wonder what kind of adventure has he been on? Wonder if he’s having a mid-life crisis too?
“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne