With a warm day and only a slight breeze, the National Butterfly Center beckoned us, only to find a flat front tire on the bicycle—a quick change of tubes and we were off. After paying for the yearly membership, a quick tour of the gardens revealed few butterflies, not even a Queen. Only a skipper here and there were observed. More warm weather sent me off chasing butterflies again a few days later, and though there were not many flying, a few skippers could be found in the sunken gardens area, and a Queen was flying in the garden in the rear of the administration building. Photos below include various skippers, Sickle-winged Skipper (its the dark butterfly with open wings, White-checkered skipper, a Queen, and Red Admiral.
Otherwise, we are staying busy with Swedish weaving, golf, bicycling, bridge, reading, movies, visiting with old friends, and enjoying just sitting around without a lot of responsibilities! In fact Kay is headed to an old friends’ picnic this afternoon, and tonight, more entertainment. Life is good.
hopefully it will warm up even more and the butterflies will increase