Despite the cool temperatures and gusty wind, I spent a couple of very enjoyable hours at Clark Wright this afternoon. I headed over right after lunch. There were not a lot of butterflies around. But I had fun sorting out the ones I saw. LITTLE GLASSY-WING, COMMON WOOD-NYMPH and LITTLE WOOD-SATYR were the most common. When I got home, there was a MILBERT’S TORTIOUSHELL and a SPICEBUSH SWALLOWTAIL checking out the flowers in the garden. The swallowtail was the first butterfly that I have seen on my Swamp Milkweed, and it was relentless, hanging on for dear life against the wind that was blowing the milkweed all around.
There was also a female Indigo Bunting and a Catbird in my water feature.
Tomorrow I’m off early to the dentist to have a tooth pulled. I have a feeling this is not going to be an easy pull. I’m going to be pretty sore for a few days.
Speaking of pain, Carol is feeling a lot of it. It is gong to be some time before her pain goes away.