With the threat of a heavy storm looming, I hiked up Great Blue Hill just to quickly check for hairstreaks and lo and behold I found the species I've been searching for. A single worn Oak Hairstreak was nectaring at milkweed near the top of the slope. This time I was sure it was not a just a Gray HS. Though one wing was badly torn, the 'W' on the other was unmistakable. I watched carefully, taking pictures, as it flew from flower to flower. Eventually I let it fly off as the rains began to fall. A very good day!
Pink colored flower bush, located near the Umass Boston Campus. It has four oval shaped pedals that curl inward towards the ends.