While the numbers of bird were lower then we were used, to because we traveled the end of October instead of February like we have in the past, there was plenty of butterflies, dragonflies and spiders to keep me busy. One of the most common butterflies that we spotted and photographed was the gulf fritilary. This is not the first time that we have photographed this species. It is also one of the more common butterflies that we see when we travel to south east Texas. The gulf fritilary if primarily found in the south eastern United States, however they can also be found in parts of Mexico and as far west as California. I am not sure what type of flower that it was drinking from. Wild flowers are still pretty new to me and are especially difficult when they are from a different part of the country. The flower looks a lot like a dandelion except that it is pink instead of yellow. The numerous pink angle hair type strands around the plant are also different then any thing that we have around here.