A Butterfly and A Wildflower in the mountains of North Carolina, USA
As Summer ends and Autumn is in the air, a small butterfly called Silver-Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) takes the opportunity to nectar on Ironweed (Vernonia altissima), a native plant in the eastern United States. Silver-Spotted Skippers almost never feed on yellow flowers. Photo taken at the edge of a wetland in Franklin, North Carolina, USA in Macon County which lies in the southern part of the ancient Appalachian Mountains.
© Jean Gregory Evans
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS f/5.7 1/100s ISO-400 100mm