Friday we finished up monitoring the Prairie Fern-leaved False Foxglove around the Monclova Sandpits.
There were many of these skippers flitting around.
Next we went looking for Scaly Blazing Star in the big meadow northwest of Reed and Wilkins Roads.
There is a beautiful Chestnut Oak there, just north of Reed Road.
We had to ask for help identifying this immature male Indigo Bunting. The biggest clue is the blue patch on his wing. He was not shy and that should have been another clue.
There were quite a few American Copper butterflies puddling on the wet sand of the dunes.
The same skippers were nectaring on the Rough Blazing Star there as well.
If I find out what species of skipper this is, I will update the post.