This just keeps getting better and better. At Vassar Farm in the afternoon, I photographed yet another new butterfly, the fifth new butterfly photographed in less than a month. Introducing the common buckeye!
It was one of three that I spotted on my way through the fields, each one provided me with a slightly better photo. The first two I found soaking in the sun on the main gravel road through the fields, while the third was on a flower just off the trail.
According to the butterflies and moths website, this isn’t even on the Dutchess County checklist! I have to assume this isn’t as common as its name suggests. If anyone is heading to Vassar Farm this weekend, I hope you are lucky enough to see one too!