This butterfly seemed to be attracted to the red shoes laces of my New Balance Minimus shoes. I was hiking the Little Spearfish Trail in an area known as Ranger Draw and there were wild flowers and butterflies all over the place. Once I got back home I looked through the Beginner’s Guide to Butterflies and try to identify butterfly that I encountered – I am quite certain it is an Aphrodite Fritillary.
It seems like every time I go hiking in Spearfish Canyon the experience is different. I just never know what I will find on the trail.
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