If you guessed caught butterflies, you're right. Well, sort of. We caught a couple of moths for her new collection. We didn't see very many butterflies, and the ones we did see were very elusive. :)
In the area where Courtney's standing above, we were after this monarch.
It was enjoying the nectar from some purple clover.
After I'd taken a few photos (what's a butterfly hunt without photos, right?) and looked closely at them, I noticed this poor thing was quite damaged. Look at her wing!
We decided to let her go and hoped for a better specimen for the collection. We also hoped she would lay an egg on the milkweed plants that were near so we'd have a caterpillar soon.
We did see one other monarch but couldn't get close to that one. We also found what we hope is a monarch egg on a milkweed leaf. Time will tell....