Cranefly (Tipula Sayi)
Leaf-Footed Bug Nymph
During early morning hikes, you can still find Evening Primrose in bloom, but later in the day, the blooms close up.
In the afternoon, I hiked along both sides of the spillway at Hopkinton State Park. I saw one fly-by Monarch, but it was uncooperative for a photo. Here are the butterflies that I was able to photograph.
Great Spangled Fritillary
Eastern Tailed-Blue on my shoe!
While this robber fly was on this rock, it kept tapping its tail down on the rock. I would love to know what purpose that served....
The spillway appears between the trees. There is no water in it currently, so there were no interesting sandpipers. Once you get through the trees, though, there were black-eyed susans and joe pye weed on both sides.