I think this is a Saltbush Sootywing, not a new species for CMO, but the first butterfly I saw on my new Woolly Butterfly Bush. Thanks to the great folks on the Facebook Texas butterfly group for help with today's IDs.
While out looking I saw this little plant that I think is a Twin Leaf Senna. I don't remember seeing that species here before. All the rain is producing wonders. Can't wait to see what the Native Plant Society locates when they come visit Saturday.
Also don't remember seeing fruit/seed pods like this on a juniper before. This is a volunteer that came up several years ago.
And this butterfly is a Tiny Checkerspot, I think. Brian can correct me if I'm wrong. I haven't seen very many of those before.
It appears as if my Ruta Graveolens is going to bloom for the first time this year. Can't wait to see what that attracts.