A Meadow Fritillary butterfly near the
southern boundary of the Cypress Hills
Interprovincial Park of Alberta. These were
a common sight in the open areas of the
park this year. The third photo shows it
feeding on the nectar of a bull thistle flower.
Willow Creek Road is the "back road"
entrance to the park and is open for use
about five months of the year.
Photographed on August 13, 2017.