Around Town

Ah, the Celastrina butterflies. This is a taxonomic bog I’m eminently not qualified to wade into. This one, it’s safer to say, is a female, and it’s still spring, so let’s say Spring Azure.. I rarely see these Azures with wings open. The iridescence of the blue is not adequetely conveyed by these photos.
Last summer, I suddenly noticed a family of Eastern Kingbirds at a spot I pass through frequently and wondered where they’d come from. But this year, I’ve been seeing a couple around the same area, so I’m ready.
New beetle (to me): Locust Leaf-miner (Odontota dorsalis) on a Black Locust leaflet.
Developing Pignut Hickory nuts.
Bird-turd stage of developing Black Swallowtail caterpillar.
So many plant bugs, so little time.
Crab for lunch.
Nobody’s lunch.
Grapholita… delineana? Making it the introduced Eurasian Hemp Moth (with a wee springtail on the leaf), a pot head if there ever was one.
Photographed through this chainlink, meshed fence.
There’s bare flesh an inch further up my ankle, but whatever.
A recent sunset.

2 Responses to “Around Town”


  1. 1 nature969 June 5, 2022 at 8:25 am

    Great photos and commentary!

  2. 2 Paul Lamb June 7, 2022 at 8:51 am

    Gray and white can be an expressive pallette!


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