really want to go with broad-winged skipper but these seem so variable. These two were quite small.
I think this is the right one
this glowed in the dark to the delight of everyone
under an oak tree. A colony of them.
not flowered yet. Hope I can get back down there to check soon. Seen in a low valley. Formerly swamplands but beaver dam is gone now and the area is no longer under water but creek is very near. This plant was about 4 foot tall.
by a pond
by the side of the road
by the edge of a pond that is drying up- I've seen this for several years but never knew what it was.
by a creek
i don't know what this is. Seen just off the side of a bridge over a creek. Tall (3 ft) with sprays of dark red small flowers and having large toothed leaves.
possibly. I saw another one at the same spot (and posted it) a few days ago that had more upper wing markings so am not sure.
I think this is a skimmer but unfortunately I still belong to the picture matching group until I learn a few more technical details to be able to key things.