Juvenal's Duskywing based on the amount of gray scaling on the upperwings. We did not see the underwings to confirm the two hindwing spots.
Hoary Puccoon! (Lithospermum canescens) What a sunshine little plant. Love it!
Beth and me working on plant ID.
We ate our picnic lunch in this special place - a glade.
This shrub, Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica), was absolutely humming with pollinators!
Who isn't happy exploring a beautiful, rocky stream?
This spring azure loved the salts on my skin and I loved seeing this sign of spring.
Beth - always the artist and good Land Steward decided we needed a cairn to make the trail stream crossing more clear.
We enjoyed such a great spring outing and can't wait for our next visit! We hope you all are getting out too...
What a great outing! I love exploring new areas, too.ReplyDelete
We hope you are enjoying a great spring! :)Delete
I never really appreciated it before this year, but having a knowledgeable guide for a location is great fun. That hoary puccoon is such a funny name for a stunning flower. It looks like spring is just starting to get going in IN. I had forgotten how strongly marked your Celastrina ladon are compared to CA's C. echo. Cool.ReplyDelete
Yes, hoary puccoon is such a funny name! Yes, spring is finally arriving in the midwest and we are loving it! I imagine you've been in spring for a long while now. :)Delete
What a fun trip! Beautiful! We're getting ready to till up out new garden...can't wait to see some pictures of your garden this spring! ~VonnieReplyDelete
Happy planting Vonnie!!! We are excited for you all and the fun you will have at your new pad. :)Delete
Looks like a blast! I especially love that last pic;)ReplyDelete
Yes, we look a little kooky in that last photo don't we. :) Well, maybe not Beth - just me. I look a little nuts! Ha!Delete