Then I saw a little brown spreadwing skipper....Mazan's Scallopwing! This is a butterfly that likes shady brushy areas and I thought it might be a while before we add this one to our yard list. But there it was, butterfly #106.
Then there was this guy. I thought it was just a Celia's Roadside-Skipper in a nice pose. But looking at Glassberg, it has a lot of the field marks of Bell's Roadside-Skipper from NE Texas. We will see what people think.
Here's a Turk's-cap White-Skipper.
When we bought this place fifteen months ago I never dreamed that Double-dotted Skipper would be a regular in our yard. I love 'em.
Here's a very bright female Sachem.
And a Southern Broken-Dash.
This White-striped Longtail was all over our acre yard.
A couple of hours later the day's list stood at 34 species. Pretty good.