I chased a butterfly around yesterday afternoon, a tiny one named Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas). It did not let me approach very close so the pictures just give a hint of what it looks like in person.
It lit on a brick edging of the meditation circle, so here you can get an idea of the relative size.
I had to enlarge the image a lot to show detail. Can you make out the tail?
The Eastern Tailed-Blue moved onto clover in the grass and eventually I could see the wings open.
Wings partly open:
Here it is enlarged with the wings open.
Another Silver-spotted Skipper visited yesterday enticed by the ever popular verbena bonariensis. It moved around quickly also but stayed let me near for pictures.
I saw one Monarch butterfly 6 weeks ago, April 13, 2021, when there was little blooming for it to enjoy. The southern side path is ready for them now. The Asclepias tuberosa has more light this year and has responded accordingly.