Not all the color belongs to the flowers.  The succession of blooms in the small, then large goldenrods ensures a good four to six weeks of pure butterfly paradise. The cooler weather and light rain has also brought out the honey bees and other pollinators.

Viceroy butterfly 1.

Viceroy 3.
Viceroy 2.
The orange and black back of this net winged beetle contrasts nicely with goldenrod lit by a setting sun.
Correction: These are common buckeyes.
Single common buckeye butterfly.
Honeybees have returned to collect pollen.

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