I took the day off from work today, and spent the day crawling on the forest floor taking pictures. It was like visiting old friends.
This flower is called Dutchman’s breeches.
I had hoped to see some butterflies, but it sprinkled a little and the sky was too cloudy. I did see this wing from a red admiral. Was it from this year or last? I would think that the wing would decompose more than this if it sat on the wet ground over the winter, but I don’t know. I saw no living butterflies.
These are spring beauties, one of the most numerous flowers of this particular area of the forest floor.
And, I saw a couple of different species of snail. I think this is an immature Neohelix alleni.
My spirits are refreshed.