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Painted Lady on Goldenrod
There was a large amout of Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) butterflies in this small meadow filled with goldenrods in bloom. This is just one of tens of them.

Pine Creek area of Red Rocks, Nevada. September 2007.
Mescalito is visible in the background.

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HenrykBeautiful butterfly !

Henryk

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Very nice picture. Henryk
Posted Oct 11, 2007 4:19 pm

Anya JingleRe: Beautiful butterfly !

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Thank you. I was lucky that they liked these colorful flowers. Sometimes butterflies will land on the ground looking around for salts and then it's not such great photo opportunity. Greetings, Anya.
Posted Oct 11, 2007 4:35 pm

rpcbrass wall &

rpc

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mescalito provide a nice background. beautiful!
Posted Oct 11, 2007 4:35 pm

Anya JingleRe: brass wall &

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Thank you. Doesn't it. It's such a beauty. When I started hiking/scrambling in Red Rocks, I left Mescalito for later on purpose for several years just so I have something special to look forward to and I wasn't disappointed.
BTW, did you see any wildlife on your recent trip to Red Rocks?
Posted Oct 11, 2007 4:42 pm

rpcRe: brass wall &

rpc

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"BTW, did you see any wildlife on your recent trip to Red Rocks?"

unfortunately no - not a bighorn, not a burro. Weird? Guess 1.5 days is not long enough maybe to get lucky??
Posted Oct 11, 2007 4:52 pm

Anya JingleRe: brass wall &

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Well, sometimes you get lucky, sometimes you don't. My latest spotting of bighorns was on October 1, but none in September. They are generally much more elusive now than in spring.
A lot of the burros have been relocated but there is still a small amont of them around.
Posted Oct 11, 2007 5:20 pm

rpcRe: brass wall &

rpc

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"A lot of the burros have been relocated but there is still a small amont of them around."

really - why is that?
Posted Oct 11, 2007 5:25 pm

Anya JingleRe: brass wall &

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I think in order to help the native species prosper. I kind of miss them though.
Posted Oct 11, 2007 5:34 pm

Anya JingleRe: I love this butterfly!

Anya Jingle

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Oh, but you are ;)
Posted Oct 13, 2007 9:35 pm

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Anya JingleSubmitted by Anya Jingle
on Oct 11, 2007 4:05 pm

Image ID: 346583
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Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W
Object Title: Painted Lady on Goldenrod

Image Type(s): Wildlife, Flora