I was able to spend a little time today looking for butterflies here in Allegany State Park. These guys appear to be everywhere right now and are have an irruption year. The last time we had an irruption of Red Admirals was back in 2001 when I was working for another nature center. Not sure if this is weather related or not . . . . but it is still fun finding them just about everywhere.
They can be seen almost anywhere in North America except the very far northern tundra. They are commonly seen in the forest openings, gardens, along streams and even in city parks. They are unmistakable with their red-orange slash and white spots on their outer part of their forewing. The underside is exquisitely multicolored in browns. Now get out and look for these awesome butterflies.