We checked out the milkweed patch and found a big crop of Monarch Caterpillars reaching maturity:
A couple of km away this Monarch was collecting nectar from this plant named after Joe Pie:
It was very close to the big patch of milkweed across the road from W’s Marina so we might see some larvae there this year. Good!!
I included this photo because it gets the variation in maturity of the flower head of this spirea.:
Over the last week I have noticed that the warblers are no longer singing. And I haven’t seen any. I suspect that the yellow warbler families have fledged and have started their southbound journey.