View of Boston skyline from the observatory tower on the summit
Horace's Duskywing (first sighting)
We saw other large variety butterflies, but they were the most uncooperative models. They almost never stopped flying and seemed in a big hurry to get somewhere else. The above Black Swallowtail was the only large butterfly I caught in a photo all morning.
poss. Edward's Hairstreak (not sure of this variety)
another Horace's Duskywing (prettier on a flower than a boulder)
Painted Lady (first of 2012)
Painted Lady butterflies have four small brown circles on their lower rear wings. American Lady butterflies have two slightly larger circles in that location. That is the only way I know to tell them apart.
Striped Hairstreak (a first!)
White M Hairstreak (a first sighting!)
The White M Hairstreak is named for the "M" visible on its wings just below the orange spot. See it?
Skipper (unknown variety)