There are lots of hummers around so I hung up one of the large feeders that Kelly Bryan so generously donated. Can't chance running out of sugar solution. I hung it where the feeder that gets empty the fastest usually hangs.
Since today is the start of a new month, I began working on my October lists of butterflies and odonates. The most interesting ode was this ovispositing female Blue-eyed Darner. I couldn't believe all the dragonfly-loving frogs within tongue's reach, or so it seemed to me.
As for the butterflies, the most impressive part of that was that I photographed 28 species today. I'm positive I missed many more. Put out the butterfly dope that I had made months ago. The only thing attracted to it are the Empress Leilias. One even ODd on it. Or drowned in it.
Here's a lovely female Eastern Black Swallowtail. Probably started its life gobbling up my rue (Ruta Graveolens) leaves. The plant is still covered with caterpillars, but hanging in there.