I had a little better luck with the butterflies this week when I stopped in the Arboretum. While there were lots of skippers, snouts and Orange Sulfurs, the "showstoppers" were noticeably absent. My only swallowtail image this season is from the Walmart garden center of all places. We found this Tiger Swallowtail there after a morning at Waveland, where the swallowtails had also eluded us.
This Buckeye butterfly has definitely seen better days!
We did see our first Monarch on our new swamp milkweed plant. Hopefully we will have some eggs to bring in soon!