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Z is for Zigzag Fritillary

 The fritillary is drinking nectar from an aster flower.

This is a picture of a fritillary but it is not a Zigzag. Sorry, I just couldn't find a photo of a Zigzag. Fritillaries are beautiful brown, orange, and black butterflies. The fritillary in the photo is drinking nectar from an aster flower.

 

Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.