Here are some scenes around Bearskin Neck:
A quick stop at Good Harbor Beach followed by a ride on Atlantic Avenue, Gloucester.
Then, we drove Route 133 to Ipswich where we enjoyed a lunch stop at Periwinkles, and on to Boxford where we enjoyed an ice cream stop at Benson's. Finally, we finished up with a ride down the road where my Mom grew up in Andover, and a quick stop to say hi to her cousin Carol.
Once home, since the sun was still out the the temperature was still warm enough for butterflies, my sister and I went for a quick walk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land. One of the first butterflies my sister spotted, in the front meadow, was a Silvery Blue!
Little Wood Satyr
Red-Tailed Hawk w/ small rodent
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When we arrived at the back meadow, we took a right onto the little side field where I have previously found lots of butterfly activity. We didn't see much in the field, but when we stopped at the end of it, several varieties of butterflies emerged from the woods to entertain us.
As we walked down the back meadow, we tried several times to see the Indigo Bunting. We could hear it, and I eventually spotted it in a tree, but it flew off before my sister could spot it. We saw it several other times, but each time, it flew off, taunting us, before my sister could see it.
The trail closest to the woods was filled with dragonflies and a couple more Hobomok Skippers. The dragonflies kept chasing the butterflies away.
My son graduates from high school tomorrow! Good night, all!