I was out in my yard today picking weeds and kept getting dive bombed by red admiral butterflies. It kept bopping me on the head when I was looking down. I’m happy to say I survived without any harm done to myself.
Apparently, it must have been a male trying to court a female. Anyway, this one landed long enough for me to take his picture with my cell phone. I read somewhere that they are attracted to the smell of fermenting fruit. I wonder if I have them around this year because of my compost pile. Does composting fruit attract butterflies?