Sunday, October 25, 2015

Fall Flowers and Butterflies of the Piedmont

For a complete change, I’ll showcase the wildlife around the Atlanta area. The Piedmont region of the Southeast US includes north Georgia and Alabama in the southern reaches of the Appalachian mountains. I am illustrating some of the showier specimens I have seen in recent weeks. Yellow, white and purple are common flower colors.  
Wild yellow sunflowers are bright spots in rural roadsides and cleared areas. 

Purple asters are popular with butterflies. 

I watched several butterflies visit one clump of purple asters in a sunny corner of the garden.
The Gulf Fritillary is a large orange butterfly.

The Common Buckeye with its large spots can be cryptic against the leaf litter. Can you see it?

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