The trees that TNC planted near Clark Road will one day make this area a bottom land forest.
A female Indigo Bunting grabbed a bug, and then watched me warily before disappearing in the Horsetail weeds.
Gnats (not the dreaded Buffalo Gnats, which are gone) swarmed above the seed heads of a wild parsnip plant.
A tree hanging over one of the ponds had more than a dozen Blue Dasher's waiting for prey on its branches.
Pearl Crescent butterflies are small butterflies, and this one seemed smaller than most, about an inch across. Adults live from early spring through three or more generations into fall. The species overwinters in the larval stage.
An immature Hummingbird flew out of the brush and landed in a tree overlooking the mowed path.
An immature Eastern Wood Pewee also peaked out of the leaves.
Then I found a pair of Black Saddlebags mating.
On the way back to the car an Estern Amberwing and a male Widow Skimmer posed for the camera.