Fast forward to last weekend – back to the gardens at the Franklin D Roosevelt Historic Site in Hyde Park.
While everyone was enjoying the large eastern tiger swallowtails, I was looking for the much smaller, hard to identify skippers. And wouldn’t you know, I found two new ones I hadn’t previously photographed?
Meet the tawny-edged skipper and broad-winged skipper. I only saw them briefly, but just long enough to get these shots. I would have been perfectly content with that, but I got another new species when I stopped at Locust Grove.
This one is called a Common Sootywing. Again, I only had a few seconds and this is what I was able to get. Isn’t it amazing that the difference between a good day and a great day is just a few seconds?
This shouldn’t be a surprise, but I am so happy to be posting again. I have plenty of content to share even if I can’t get out hiking as often, so no worries!