Finished with sawing, moving logs.
I saw a lot of Sundrops scattered through the meadows.
Elephant's Foot is near to blooming tall stems of
blooms above a rosette of large leaves.
The little tricornered bracts of Elephantapus hold pink flowers.
I don't know why it's called Elephant's Foot other than it has a large
rosette of leaves that looks as if something heavy stepped on them.
Another common names is 'Devil's Grandmother,' which makes no sense.
Blue Pea Vine is plentiful on the south side of upland woods.
Cloudless Sulphur on Butterfly Pea vine.
I was wrong, wrong, wrong. This is not Clitoria ternatea Blue Pea Vine.
Buckeye caterpillars are easily found on Agalinis. This one plant had four caterpillars of different sizes.
Well chewed Wild Cherry leaves next to them are possibly the source of all the Tiger Swallowtails.
About the time the caterpillars go through their pupal stage and emerge as butterflies ready to nectar,
Agalinis will be in bloom in large drifts across the meadows. The rain has really served well for wildflowers.
Gulf Fritillaries on Lantana
I saw many tiny Checkerspots but they wouldn't stand still for their photo op.
Swallowtails and some of the largest Gulf Fritillaries I've seen preferred to nectar on the opposite sides of Lantana out of my range.
Spicebush Swallowtails on Lantana. Lantana grows wild on the south side of the small flatwoods. It has clusters of seeds which you might see in these pics. It seeds about around itself but I have not noticed it spread to other sites the way Beautyberries, Pokeweed and some other plants do.