I've been collecting some good photos here and there on my travels, so I wanted to show you what I've been seeing lately.
I spent some time looking at moths, though I haven't had time to ID them:
John from A D.C. Birding Blog thinks this is a Red Twin-Spot, or Xanthorhoe ferrugata:I concur.
This one looks like a sand painting that you do with layers of colored sand in a jar, but I believe it's a member of the Geometroidae family:
Two photos of the same moth, which I think is a Smaller Parasa, or Parasa chloris:
Look at those muscle-y looking arms! It's actually little hairs. This guy, who may be some type of either Tussock or Prominent moth, was also pumped-up:
This one appears to be in heat:
Whoa, man, keep it in your pants. Or, er, your wings.
I think this is the muscle-bound one from above, seen in a bit of a tizzy:
I saved the prettiest one for last, a Virginia Ctenucha (Ctenucha virginica) (thanks for the ID help, John! I'm updating just as you're commenting!):
Look at this beautiful butterfly I saw; I think it's from the Speyeria genus:
I've also been watching young birds, seeing a mama Wood Duck with her six adolescent young (no picture, sorry) and these young Euro Starlings -- thanks, Patrick -- they were with a bunch of RWBLs and I got confused!) --