I did find one good butterfly today, and it was right in our own backyard. This is a Small Checkered-Skipper. I saw one once before at Gage Gardens in Marathon but this is the first in Alpine. I'm surprised I haven't had any at CMO what with all the mallow there.
Also at our house I observed a juvenile Orchard Oriole begging an adult for food, but I couldn't capture a photo of it way up in the canopy of an ash tree. Here they are separately though. I lost track of them in the vegetation. Possibly the second photo is of the female and not the juvenile.
|Adult male Orchard Oriole|
|Juvenile Orchard Oriole|