After the storms of yesterday passed and the sun came out today, butterflies were swarming.
I saw a 4 kinds of Swallowtails: Tiger, Giant, Pipevine and Spicebush.
A big surprise: a large Monarch, uncommon here except when they migrate south.
A Spangled Fritillary and the usual Gulf Fritillaries and Sulphurs were about.
Buckeyes and little skippers were there, too.
Things were going great until I forgot to look where I stepped and stood in a Fire Ant bed.
The video ends abruptly.
Spicebush Swallowtail on Pentas
Gulf Frit on Tithonia
Giant Swallowtail on Tithonia
Monarch on Lantana
Monarch hanging onto Duranta
Lantana at the front forms a butterfly corridor
next to the highway right-of-way.
When I went for the broad view, they all hid.
Salvia leucantha is starting to bloom so we'll have a real purple haze for fall.