More New Butterflies Photographed!

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

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.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

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!

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