On Saturday I volunteered at the Butterfly House again. Someone who works there brought me in a couple of prickly ashes for my garden. She said the Giant Swallowtails where she lives seem to prefer it over Hop trees.
The most exciting thing was that I saw a dark form female Tiger Swallowtail flying around while I was there - and it was laying eggs! I didn't expect to see any more adult swallowtails this year!
At home, the usual species were still around. I worked on increasing the size of one of my garden areas - to make room for the pricky ashes and some willow cuttings I started.