The saltbush is beginning to fade while the goldenrod comes into its own, so with warm, dry weather, we may yet receive visiting monarchs. Until then, gray hairstreaks, clouded sulphurs, pearl crescents, fiery skippers and American ladies will keep the virtual shutter clicking.

TIGER AND HIS TAIL -- Eastern Tiger Swallowtail gleans nectar from blossoms outside the office window.
FIERY -- Single fiery skipper visits saltbush flowers, his unfurled proboscis buried deeply into the blossom.
ON FINAL -- Wasp joins two fiery skippers in the saltbush.
OPEN WINGS -- A pearl crescent butterfly rests in the afternoon sun.
BLACK AND ORANGE -- Fiery skipper stands out against the shadows.

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