As you can see, this poor Monarch has a seriously damaged wing. Amazingly, it was still able to fly. I didn’t see it go very high, but it was able to flit from blossom to blossom without any apparent trouble.
Another Buckeye. This one was captured on September 18, 2021 in front of the Annapolis Branch Public Library. This photo is about twice its actual size. Given its size and the pristine condition of its wings, it has probably just emerged from its cocoon, also known as a chrysalis.
It amazes me how closely this dragonfly’s markings are to the surroundings.
Male and female Fiery Skippers do the eternal dance.
Here we have a lovely example of a female Fiery Skipper. “Isn’t she lovely? Isn’t she wonderful?” -Stevie Wonder
I’ve never seen anything like this. Check out the outrageous, needle-like abdomen. I’m guessing that it is some kind of ant.