Yellow and black butterfly with red and blue marking on edges near back end.
I was walking along the trail when I heard scuttling and rustling leaves. There were hundreds and hundreds of these things out there.
Growing along the creek bank and in the grass under the trees. A lovely spread of purple and white with purple blush
Leaves just coming out. Unusual bark had RAISED ridges.
13 in trees eating insects. I saw one in a tree, it had just caught an insect and was sitting in the branches. I was able to walk within 12 inches of the bird and it did not fly away. Amazing!
Growing in the understory near a creek. Grass was interspersed with moss.
This tree did not have as much ridging on the bark as the other specimens. I will go back in a week to compare the leaves. They were just opening and the shape was indistinct.
No photo this time. Bicycle commutting in the dark both ways.