I posted the following on our old forum
on 18 Jun 2019:
This year, I've been seeing a lot of what I think are painted lady butterflies.
When I was a child, I used to see what appeared to be common leopard butterflies fairly often, but I don't recall seeing any in recent years.
I saw monarch butterflies on rare occasions, as a child, but more commonly, I would see butterflies that looked similar to monarchs. (They weren't common either, though.)
I've also seen kinds I haven't identified, yet, with white wings, pastel yellow wings, and such. I may or may not have seen them in recent years.
Anyway, I've decided I should learn more butterfly names, of those I see locally. It's nice to know what they are. I spent most of my life just knowing what monarch butterflies are. Why not learn more? I mean, the common ones, too?
Hopefully I can snag some pictures of the local butterflies.