When I opened the garage door to leave for the festival, I noticed a butterfly in the driveway, a new species for my yard!
There were lots of Cabbage Whites in the butterfly garden at Broad Meadow Brook, none of which were getting any respect! Here is an interesting insect that I noticed on the wall of the visitor center.
Summer Fishfly (I think)
Snowberry Clearwing moth
The Caterpillar Lab had a huge display of beautiful caterpillars. I saw their display last year at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. There were some different varieties this time around. They are always interesting to see and a great draw for the children.
Luna Moth caterpillar
Later, this Luna Moth was released outdoors.
Polyphemus Moth caterpillar
Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillar
Promethea Moth caterpillar
Imperial Moth caterpillar
White-Marked Tussock Moth caterpillar
IO Moth caterpillars
Tobacco Hornworm caterpillar
Silver-Spotted Skipper (below)
Peck's Skipper (above)
On the way home, I stopped briefly at the parking lot across from the town beach in Westboro. There is about 60 feet of "wetlands" along the roadside that has nice wildflowers and sometimes has had interesting insects. It did not disappoint. There were grasshoppers, spiders and skippers galore!
Black and Yellow Argiope (garden spider)
Eastern Forktail (female)
Danny and Georgie escorted me to Farm Pond in Framingham tonight so I could attempt to photograph the "super moon" rising over the Armenian Church. It was already too high in the sky by the time we got there. We were about a half an hour too late. It was only a slightly more successful attempt than the road construction I ran into last month!