A couple of Common Wood Nymphs were already on the wing before 7AM.
Common Wood Nymph
Tufted Titmouse (click to enlarge)
(I would have preferred a dragonfly cover in dew, but I have to stick with what I see!)
Green-Fringed Bog Orchid
"The grass is always greener..."
I saw the following birds:
This afternoon I checked out the flower garden at Stearns Farm in Framingham (no butterflies) and the butterfly garden at the Ashland Community Gardens (just a couple of Peck's Skippers and Cabbage Whites). The flower field at Stearns is significantly smaller than past years.
And meanwhile, back at home, I have one bull thistle in the backyard that brought in a hungry Goldfinch today. I also saw a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird nectaring at jewelweed in the wetlands and heard the loud begging noises of the baby House Wrens in the nesting box. My one surviving buddleia is about to bloom, so I hope it brings some butterflies in!