In flight these little butterflies with 2" wingspans seem dull as household moths.
A River Runs Through It
Late May has been filled with maple seeds that whirl like tiny helicopters.
Our "Checkerspot" visitor is tiny enough to land on a fingernail.
For turtles there's no needier spot.
This little "lump," suspended by silk, is molding a tiny, orange-winged butterfly.
Little "Comma" butterflies that hibernate here, are among the first to appear each spring.
On a spring walk, especially on a sunny, woodland trail, keep a look-out for one.
A Black Vulture (left) and a Turkey Vulture (right) take a break while feeding on a deer carcass.
This "Great Egret" was exploring a Maryland pond on March 28, 2019 - near a busy rural road I was traveling.
A gaudy male and his mate explore a local pond.