The Haverhill Fritillary

Some figures take hours or days of careful design; others are quick doodles based on exploration of an idea. My latest posting is one of the latter. It started out as just a technical puzzle: "can I add A to B?" But it turned out to have a nice and relatively novel folding sequence, so it will probably end up in a publication somewhere, someday. Meanwhile, enjoy the finished product:

The inspiration is, I hope, fairly obvious. Lots of remarkable wildlife in that little patch on the Merrimack River. There's good paper not too far from there, also.