Around 2:00 this afternoon while working on a project, I glanced at the window of my second-floor office and saw a tiny odonate hovering outside looking in. The abdomen was very slender, and the creature had the delicate appearance of a damselfly. Face, thorax, and abdomen all looked yellow-orange. I looked closely at the thorax and face thinking it might be a Citrine, but those parts of the body were the same color, or close to the same color, as the abdomen. I didn’t notice black on the segments, but there might have been some. The tip of the abdomen was slightly clubbed and looked slightly more intensely colored than the rest.
My first yard Pearl Crescent and a Tiger Swallowtail (yellow form) were flying in the garden. The swallowtail nectared on the several Swamp Milkweed plants.
There was a Checkered White in the yard late this morning. I almost missed it. Chuck and I were listening to “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” when I saw a white butterfly come into the yard. I always pick up the binoculars to check what always turns out to be a Cabbage White, and I thought “another Cabbage White—do I really need to use the binoculars on this one?” But I used them, it wasn’t what I thought, and here it is: