However, this Common Buckeye was not about to let a little water get in his way. In fact, he was puddling in it!
The sun started to peak through the clouds, and several Eastern Tailed-Blues magically appeared, as if from nowhere.
Meadow Fritillaries were the next to show; several dancing across the meadow.
The best of the the field work was this very fresh Variegated Fritillary. Bonus points for anyone who can name the botany that is was posing on! Hint: It is in the tomato (Solanum) family.
Just past the working barn at Malabar Farm, we herded this Checkered White Skipper toward an adoring crowd. The was the best find of the day, a butterfly-not rare- but certainly unusual.
And it was the end for this poor hapless Clouded Sulphur who strayed into a spider web.
This day at Malabar Farm produced some of the best butterflying we have had all year! Thanks to the great folks at DOW for this excellent event.