It is much wetter this year, so one really needed boots to make a thorough look. I found one, somewhat worn right away, but there were one or two others working the sedges.
Appalachian Browns are very plentiful at Reid, and today I noted at least a couple dozen.
Hairstreaks were difficult to find. It certainly is not a good year for them on my area, but at least the Oak Hairstreaks made a good showing. I did not find any Oaks today. A few Banded were swaying in the wind on Indian Hemp, and one Edwards' was back in sedges where Dukes' are usually found.
Great-spangled frits were quiet numerous today checking out the plentiful Swamp Milkweed.
Northern Broken Dash were out in big numbers today at Reid as well as Moore WMA. Dun Skippers were out too.
|worn Peck's Skipper|
I checked Moore for dragonflies, specifically Mocha Emerald, but did not see any emeralds. Perhaps when I have more time I will make an effort to find them.
|male Widow Skimmer|
|Mussel Mess at Moore|
For you Boatnerds, it was a sad day in Detroit. The Bob-Lo boat Ste. Claire burned after sitting idle for many years. In my youth, we went to Bob-Lo Island amusement park every summer and always took the steamers out of Detroit.
Efforts to restore the Ste. Claire never really materialized over the years, so perhaps it is now out of its misery.