One of the few butterflies I can count on every year are skippers. I’ve had a dearth of American Snouts, Spicebush and even Black Swallowtails, but the skippers always come through toward the end of the butterfly season in September.
Just yesterday I went out and counted 162 skippers and I’m hoping for more. What’s interesting is that in a email conversation with a friend, they mentioned that in a whole day of counting at Busch Conservation Nature Area, they only counted five skippers. The difference is probably the Bermuda grass in my yard plus all the nectar plants I have right now.