I'm not a butterfly guy but I'm going to take a guess that this is a Red Admiral. It has the red-orange bars on the forewings and hindwings that are described in the little Peterson Book I have.
I visited Cromwell Meadows Wildlife Management area on Sunday.This Baltimore Oriole tried to sing me out of his territory. I heard some Yellow-billed Cuckoos and saw some Osprey which were nesting there. It is less common for Osprey to nest inland in Connecticut , than it is for them to nest along the shoreline. There were numerous Common Yellowthroats and Cedar Waxwings. I also saw a Green Heron, Wood Thrush, Veery and about 20 other species. This location is advertised as a hot spot, but I always find my visits here a little disappointing. I've never been surprised by what I've seen here, and I just don't like the feel of the area. I can't quite put my finger on it though.
Okay, here's one for you wildflower enthusiasts to identify. I don't have a flower i.d. book, but I thought this one was kind of nice.
Look at little Willie The Woodchuck, isn't he cute? He's munching on little clovers so that cutting the grass will be that much easier for me. Isn't that special?
Willie? Where are you Willie? Willie! -GET OUT OF THE GARDEN! Don't you dare eat my green beans Willie! -I bought Willie a little gift-Hope he doesn't like it.
I don't know if this will keep Willie out of the garden, but it might keep me away for a while. Boy does this stuff stink!