We stopped at Forest Hill for a couple of reasons: first, Shara just got a new camera over the weekend and wanted the opportunity to test it out; second, we wanted to search for Monarch caterpillars in the restored prairie and old field habitats.
We didn't find any Monarch caterpillars, but we did get some good photographs during our search. Here are a few of mine.
|Viceroy on Purple Coneflower|
|Bumblebee and Bee Balm|
|Skipper on Mountain mint|
|False Sunflower and Bee Balm|
|Big Bluestem Grass|
|Fritillary butterfly (and assassin bug) on Purple Coneflower|
|Yellow-collared Scape Moth on Mountain Mint|
|Viceroy on goldenrod|