I took this picture the other day on the bike trail. I only spotted the butterfly when I took it, so I was surprised to see the other critters when I got home and looked at the picture closer. I guess this particular dandelion is the happening place for bugs!
I'm not real good at identifying butterflies, but I think this might be an Arctic Fritillary. At least, that's what it looks like to me. Next time I'm at one of the park's bookstores, I'm going to pick up a butterfly field guide. I love the one I have for northwestern wildflowers, so I'm sure I'd get a lot of use out of a butterfly one. I really love butterflies, but they can be tricky to photograph.