A day of relaxing!
The female Long Dash was quickly flapping her wings and attracting the male.
Today I spent the day catching up on things I have been neglecting for a while!! Some of these things included sleep, things around the house, spending time with the cats and some time with the family. It was too nice of a day not to enjoy the outside, so I took a quick walk down into the Wolf Run area of Allegany State Park to search for Butterflies (which I have also been neglecting).
female Long Dash
Viceroy with a leaf in the way.
The following are 18 species of Butterflies and Skippers that I found during my walk! Those with a (*) were first for the year for me (CHECK):
Juvenal Duskywing – European Skipper * – Hobomok Skipper – Long Dash Skipper – Eastern Tiger Swallowtail – Orange Sulphur – Summer Azure * – Spring Azure – Pearl Crescent – Atlantis Fritillary * – Red Admiral – Red Spotted Purple – White Admiral – Viceroy – Question Mark – Eastern Comma – Little Wood Satyr – Monarch
A very old Spring Azure!
I just can’t wait to get back to work and things become normal again!