A couple days later on one of the local news station websites, I saw an article about how so many people in this area had been seeing the butterflies (which I have continued to see every day this week!). They are called Red Admirals. I think with the weather being so warm in March for a week (like almost 80 every day), and a few warmer days in April, the butterflies have started showing up way too early. I have to say, I do not mind, though!! I adore butterflies, they make me smile every time I see one! If it means I get to see them from now until maybe September, I'm all for it!!
Red Admiral Butterfly