While mowing the meadows on Friday, I saw my first Mourning Cloak of the season. These are early butterflies. Many over winter under leaves on the ground and so emerge to remind us that spring is close. The name mourning cloak makes one think of a drab butterfly, but these are actually quite beautiful if you look at them closely. That is where binoculars come in handy.
I could have used a pair of binoculars. While mowing, I saw a small orange butterfly that moved too quickly for me to identify. Two butterfly species on March 18!