this dragonfly a Yellow-sided Skimmer.
It is the only yellow thorax and blue tail dragonfly
in my field guide.
Many Bluets were perching
and catching mosquitoes.
It is always delightful to see
the damselflies mating.
Not as many butterflies this week.
This Gray Hairstreak is fading.
The Snouts seem to like the wood mulch
that is on the trails.
We saw a few more turtles this week.
A large turtle was sunning
at the end of a the path near the water.
Yellow Flag is still in bloom.
I found an Orange Sulphur
on the sidewalk while walking back home.
I picked her up by her shoulders and turned her upside down.
It is calming for a butterfly to turn upside down.
She seem stunned, as if she had just missed being hit by a car.
I found a sweet pincushion flower in the fig garden
for her to recoup on.
She was fine in a few minutes.
It was 85 degrees with a northeasterly wind
of 8-10 mph.
A gentle breeze for pond watch.