Within the first minute at the specified location, I saw one cruise by low, along the shoreline of the pond. I spent some time waiting for another, but it never materialized.
For the last couple of years, I tried to see this species here, but it was always on the weekend when (you guessed it) the weather was not ideal.
Today there was a good variety of odes at the pond.
On the way home I stopped at Moore WMA in hopes of seeing Mocha Emerald. After some time there, I was about to give up when one finally flew by. They like the little shaded creek.
They seem to have a regular routine of going down the creek, then coming back, and repeating the process. They never seem to stop, so one needs a net.
Here is one from last year at the same location.
At the river crossing, an American Snout briefly paused.
There is Hackberry here and I have seen them before.
Tawny Emperor was also out today.
Some butterflies were checking out the Purple Coneflower.
|Great Spangled Fritillary|
I also stopped at my favourite CA (Reid). Dukes' Skippers are plentiful right now, and I saw at least a half dozen today in the one area.