(Showcasing how it was named, for the way raindrops cling to its leaves.)
#78 enjoying some fresh grass
Phlox and Goldenrod
Not sure about this one...
In the afternoon, I returned to BHCL in spite of thinking I should really go somewhere to look for sandpipers. In my driveway, I found these two insects before I left:
Leaf-Footed Bug nymph
Underwing Moth species
(quite a large sized moth and very beautiful coloring when you look closely)
The underwings, if it opens its wings, are beautiful and brightly colored. They are hidden when the moth is in this position by these darker, blander overwings. It's like a moth with a secret!
Coincidence or not, I ended up finding a sandpiper in the pond abutting BHCL!
(Wind on the water made for some pretty ripples.)
Thanks to Josh F. for correcting the ID!
Blue Jay w/ a snack
Usually, the first sunny day after a terribly rainy day is a great day for butterflies. It was breezy and only in the 70s today, and there weren't many butterflies around, but I did have some interesting sightings.
If I had been paying better attention, maybe I would have realized that this was not one of the usual butterflies that I see at BHCL. I didn't realize it until after I was at home and looked at it closely on the computer. Too bad, because I didn't end up with a good photo of it. Rats!! The only other White M Hairstreak I have seen since I began looking at butterflies was on the ski slope at Blue Hills Reservation. So, today's sighting in my own local patch was a real treat!
Eastern Tailed Blue
There is an area where there had been water troughs set up for the Belted Galloway cows at BHCL. They are not currently being used, but the ground is still broken up around it from the cows, and there are quite a few cow patties there too. Today, there were three butterflies there.
Peck's Skipper (1 of 2)
Common Wood Nymph