A relatively new prairie restoration, about twenty years old. This is an area I would like to saturate with bluebird houses. With over 750 acres including a tract running along a river, it always has something new for me to see. There is a Big bend National Park, but it is in Texas. This is a county park near where I live, so I go often to enjoy it's beauty.
A beetle hotel, attracting many wanting to build their population.
Monarchs were all over, most being females I hoped laying eggs.
A baby on adjacent land basking in the summer sun.I chatted a bit but was largely ignored.
Northern Cloudywings, the male is tattered from many brief encounters.
You can see how one area has been mowed to hay and spread on new areas at another park.
The only male I saw on this day.