Today we were driving up a mountain road when one of the boys said, "There's a butterfly!" I stopped and we piled out of the truck to see our first butterfly of the year. A Mourning Cloak Butterfly was flitting around a shale pit and alighting on the disturbed, moist ground.
Butterflies in early spring.... a pleasant sight!
Today was pleasant.... in the upper 50's... and I did see several Mourning Cloaks, but I was also saw an Infant Moth (Archiearis infans) that went zipping around the shale pit as if it was a skipper. This small, active moth sure didn't act very moth-like. Here's a photo of this early spring-flying moth... I didn't get good pictures of it because it was fast and uneasy about me.
I'm "cool" with that!