But.....since I was up early, I had an hour to spare so I took a hike at Breakneck Hill from 8-9AM before I headed to Hingham. I saw a lot of the regular suspects, but I was lucky to get some nice views of some fresh beauties, and that made it a very enjoyable hike!
Most of the thistle has gone to seed, but this one was still blooming and attracting butterflies.
Eastern Tailed Blue
(worn and missing its tails)
So, it was a great start to the day. Now, it took about an hour to get to Hingham, but luckily I did not get mixed up in any beach traffic, so I was at World's End shortly after 10:00. I hiked for about two hours, but a good portion of that was standing in place taking photographs of Juniper Hairstreaks!
This was the view the first time the trail opened up to the water.
This was the first one I spotted. I was not satisfied. I wanted to see and photograph one with more green coloring.
I loved the Cabbage White on Queen Anne's Lace. Monochromatic, but beautiful!
I was surprised to come across a deer so late in the morning, and it appears that she was equally surprised by me!
Juniper Hairstreak on Juniper
A green one! Now that's what I'm talking about!
Cabbage Whites on Joe Pye Weed
Right across from the Joe Pye Weed, there was another bunch of Queen Anne's Lace, and it was attracting a lot of Juniper Hairstreaks, some with two or three on a bloom at once.
Did I mention this is a life butterfly for me?
Zabulon Skipper (female)
Zabulon Skipper (Male)
Thanks to Bruce and Greg of the Mass Butterfly Club, I enjoyed adding a new butterfly to my life list and a wonderful hike.