My contribution to Michelle's Nature Notes (# 372).
This is the first Tiger Swallowtail I've been able to snap pictures of this year. Generally I have tons of pics of them by June. Same with the Monarchs (btw, I have zero Monarch pics this year).
Speaking of my old elementary school, I was walking Theda and spotted this chipmunk on a stump next to the path. Theda was looking ahead and never saw it.
The local crepe myrtles are strutting their stuff:
Here's an article about pruning them. I see people around here that cut theirs back to post stumps every year.
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