Thursday, June 10, 2021—Hot and Humid

Kay has been busy all week preparing food for the annual Christ of the Hills UMC (COHUMC) United Methodist Women’s (UMW) Garage and Bake Sale. This sale is a big deal—the largest garage sale in the Village—and raises a lot of money for charity. Thursday was the last day preparing the goods for the sale, which begins tomorrow.

Also on Thursday, with no rain in the forecast, Dan Olson and I went to Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge near Dardanelle, Arkansas, in hopes of finding a few butterflies. We were very disappointed in the number of species present, but there were large numbers of Pearl Crescents, Hackberry Emperors, and American Snouts. We did see three or four Pipevine Swallowtails, one Tawny Emperor, and one Question Mark.

There were large numbers of dragonflies chasing meals, and an occasional one posed for photographs. It was hot and humid, with a heat index of 110°.

Even a damselfly showed up. It’s becoming one of my favorite items to photograph.

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