I haven't seen the amount of butterflies this year as I normally do. I have seen just a few large ones a couple of which I have shared photos of but even the mid-size ones like Buckeyes and Painted ladies have been very few and far between. I hope it's just an off year but worry that it's other things. I guess we shall see what happens next year. In the mean time this is a Great Spangled Fritillary that was visiting the bee Balm when it was in bloom earlier this summer. I did a bit of Photoshop work to make the butterfly stand out a bit.