While stalking butterflies at Ouabache State Park on October 5, I found a single plant of purple blossoms that were loaded with winged things feasting on the nectar.
|Painted Lady and Silver Spotted Skipper|
|Clouded Sulphur Butterfly|
|Silver Spotted Skipper|
|Painted Lady Butterfly and a Bee|
We returned to the park five days later, and this plant was completely withered. I realized how blessed I was to have seen it, and the winged things it was nourishing, the previous week.