Fun Photo Friday: Tiny Butterfly

tiny small orange black butterfly on pink coneflower

Pretty pictures of wildlife and nature always perk me up, but they’re even better when you take them yourself! So I bring you today’s Fun Photo Friday post:

I snapped this tiny butterfly feeding on a hot-pink coneflower in my small flower garden the other day. It looks a bit like the orange-and-black Monarch butterfly but much smaller, so maybe they’re related. I’ve never seen this type before. (If anyone knows what it is, please comment!)

Another fun aspect of this photo that others wouldn’t know unless I tell you is that I wasn’t sure these coneflowers were going to make it. I planted them about a month ago having divided up the bunch into several smaller plants. Apparently, you’re not supposed to do that! It was touch and go for a while, but they seem to be thriving now. Pfshew–another gardening misadventure averted. 🙂

If you want to see the little guy (or girl) in action, watch this video: