In early July I paid a visit to one of my favorite local refuges in east Tennessee to assist with a bird-banding session. The added bonus was discovering fields of sunflowers in full bloom that had been planted as food patches for wildlife.
Links and references:
Visit my post "Sunflower Study" at Vickie's Sketchbook to see more about this study.
Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus)
The butterfly in the image is an American Lady, most easily identified by the two prominent spots on the lower under wing.