Two bugs and a bird…

I got rained out again this morning, but I can’t really complain, because we sure needed the rain. Instead, I took a quick swing through the southern part later this morning, when the sun was high and most critters were going on siesta, but still managed to spot a couple of anyway.

This first one, we saw last summer, but this is the first one I’ve managed to capture this season. I believe it’s one of the pretty little spring azures (Celastrina ladon), and there are a few to choose from.

Meanwhile, the goldfinch have found the bull thistle blossoms and are just ripping apart the ones that have gone by.

Lastly, here’s a female common whitetail (Plathemis lydia) searching for the male we saw at the north end yesterday, but will they ever meet?

There is currently a less-than-10% chance of rain forecast for tomorrow, so hopefully we’ll be able to go back to our regularly scheduled program.

Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic, and now, apparently, Amateur Naturalist. In any case, my day job is teaching mechanics at UWM.

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