Thanks to the warm weather in November and December, we had many days at around mid 70s F. So, I was able to take my routine trail walk under the sun. Hope it’s a good sign of a beautiful spring.
This beautiful butterfly was standing on a Coreopsis for a second, then started making a 360 degree turn slowly on the same flower, which gave me enough time to get the lens ready. It looks like he/she was sunbathing. Both moths and butterflies have to stay under sun in order to generate energy.
From a distance, I thought they were small butterflies. In fact, butterflies tend to fold their wings vertically up over their backs, but moths tend to hold their wings in a tent-like fashion that hides the abdomen.