In a hurry

Our goal was to walk all the way around the pond. However we were not in a hurry. But the critters were in a hurry going about their food missions. Well, who can blame them.

There are so many great ponds to explore on the grasslands. And this was the one we choose after the quail survey yesterday. The Loosestrife (Lythrum alatum var lanceolatum) and Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) were loaded with pollinators!

Frogfruit (Phyla nodiflora) hosted a bee fly! There were also Phaon Crescents flitting around the Frogfruit.
The critters were moving fast like the honey bee.

As we moved around the Loosestrife the critters were not cooperative either. LOL Maybe you can make out the Snowberry Clearwing moth here.

Butterflies seemed to be flying frantically about as well. Plus all seemed to be further away from me in the middle of the patch.

Moving over towards the Buttonbush I was able to get a tad closer. A Red Admiral and a Viceroy found their snacks. A lot of the flowers of the Buttonbush were finished.
The Buckeye butterfly did want to hold still either.

I continued to hunt for some that might slow down a bit. Indeed all the flying critters seemed to be in rush to get the dwindling supply of nectar. Well, who can blame them. More tomorrow!

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  1. I can never get a good photo of a butterfly. They never look like they are moving fast except when i try to get a pic.

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