One Month In

A look back at April 2020.

Nothing like a global pandemic to help you get around to a project you’ve been considering for a while. One month in and the blog is starting to take shape. I’m having lots of fun sorting through my pictures remembering trips and recalling the first time I saw particular butterflies.

Even with the limitations on travel I was able to see quite a few butterflies this month. I saw most of them in my own backyard and at a local park. My favorite shot is probably the Pipevine Swallowtail on the Indian Paintbrush. My favorite find was the Dusky Blue Hairstreak in my own backyard. It’s not an uncommon butterfly, but I’ve struggled to get a crisp shot until now.

Anyway, here are the highlights from April with a few of my favorite shots.

Places visited: (Independence, Texas); Seabourne Creek Park (Richmond, Texas); My Backyard (Sugar Land, Texas)

Twenty-Six Species Identified: List of species spotted: American Lady, American Snout, Celia Roadside Skipper, Checkered White, Cloudless Sulphur, Common Buckeye, Common Checkered Skipper, Dainty Sulphur, Dun Skipper, Dusky Blue Hairstreak, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Fiery Skipper, Funereal Duskywing, Goatweed Leafwing, Gray Hairstreak, Gulf Fritillary, Least Skipper, Monarch, Pearl Crescent, Phaon Crescent, Pipevine Swallowtail, Question Mark, Red Admiral, Tawny Emperor, Whirlabout

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