Spring has arrived. We can be certain by the appearance of two petite predictors, both named azures

Grand surprise is the less-known name of the mourning cloak, (also called a white petticoat), a butterfly that recently emerged from its winter hideaway.


Hey ladies. Though it sounds like it could be a catcall on a city street, this greeting is of a more rural (or even floral) variety. It is actually a beckoning to butterflies.
While seeing a handful of butterflies is quite common, observations of masses of them do happen and are clearly memorable.


The red spotted purple is one of two varieties of brush-footed butterflies that have the scientific name Limenitis arthemis.


Though we are already into October, David’s September sighting of a great spangled fritillary is definitely newsworthy.