Tag Archive | Gulf Fritillary

The Butterfly That Migrates to Florida

It is early November in central Florida and although the evenings are cool, the days warm quickly with the rising sun. By mid-morning Gulf fritillaries, orange brown butterflies, visit Firebush shrubs in our backyard. These butterflies pour into the Florida peninsula for the winter retreating to frost free areas in the southern part of the […]

A Halloween Treat!

It is a perfect day to see myriads of butterflies in the gardens and natural areas in our community, the sun is shining and temperatures are warming the morning air. I grab my camera, leave the house and find my way to the grassy areas and woodlands along Lake Tsala Apopka. It is not long […]