I worked on the bottle wall today. Mid day I took a break as the mortar needs to harden before you can clean it up and go taller. Happened into my neighbors yard where she has nice shrubs that attract butterflies. Granted in was not suppose to reach 60 today so butterflies were not out much.
Anyway I found this Eastern Pine Elfin, an un common butterfly in NC, they have been seen here in recent years about every two years. Been thinking the timbering of the Lobolly Pines two tracts over last year might have hurt them, but they usually host on sapling Lobolly's and timbering makes lots of saplings.
One of my all time favorite butterflies. This one landed on an oak leaf and I placed the leaf with the elfin on it in a better location as the clouds and low temps kept it from flying off.
This is the second post today, I think it is only the second time I have done that....