Saw this Butterfly while walking in the Gilmore Ponds Nature Preserve. The white admiral or red-spotted purple (Limenitis arthemis) is a polytypic species of North American brush-footed butterfly, common throughout much of the eastern United States. L. a. astyanax has red spots on its underside and the top of the wings are notable for their iridescent blue markings. L. a. arthemis on the other hand has a large white band traversing both the forewings and hindwings.
The red-spotted purple is a mimic of the poisonous Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) and is typically found in open woodlands and along forest edges.
Amongst the blossoms.
Butterfly at work at Gilmore Ponds Metropark
John the photo friendly Lion
John poses for the photograph
Pollination at its best
Northern White Faced
Little guy likes those colorful nails :) Taken during the MACY’S KIDS, CULTURES, CRITTERS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Call me Ruppell
The RÜPPELL’S VULTURE looks out! Taken during the MACY’S KIDS, CULTURES, CRITTERS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Walk in the park
It has been over a month since I last walked in Gilmore Metropark. So much to see.
Imani the Queen
Imani watching children on the other side of the glass
One of the ferocious predators flying over the Gilmore Ponds Metropark
Canadian Geese Family
Canadian Geese swimming in the pond
The Fastest Cheetah in the World
Sarah the fastest clocked Cheetah in the world.
Eye on the child
A cheetah at the Cincinnati zoo keeps its eye on children in the crowd.
Sitting up high
Two Buff-cheeked Gibbons cuddle each other for warmth at the Cincinnati Zoo
The Scops owl gives me the eye
Photographs of general interest
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