Another area has produced Dukes' and Dion in a shaded area. It was a bit late in the day, but I did see a few big sedge skippers. At least one appeared to be a Dukes'.
I discovered these rare Ontario skippers here back in 2008 during that incredible butterfly year!
However, the almost look-alike Dion is also this spot. Not sure if I saw one today or not, but here are more photos.
Hairstreaks were coming and going around the Indian Hemp. It is starting to die off for another year, but one patch is still quite dominant.
I saw lots of Banded, some Edwards' and a couple of Hickory.
For some reason I cannot find Coral this year. They have also been in this location in past years. I know another place to find Coral, but I have not had time to get there yet this year.
|three species of skippers|
Some cruisers of the Royal River kind are patrolling the area. I saw my first one of the year this past Saturday.
Another perched nearby while I was watching for hairstreaks today.
These very large dragonflies are pretty neat. They will hang vertically under a branch when they take a rest from their constant patrolling.
Upon arrival today, this fawn got up out of the weeds.
And, when I got back to the car, this hairstreak was on the roof!
Photos today taken by the Canon G16.