We are having a "Last Hurrah" here in NE Oklahoma. We had a hard freeze last week which pretty much nipped everything but the Aster oblongfolius and the Gaillardias. Somehow the butterflies survived and are feasting on the few blooms left.
Today I saw my first and only Texan Crescent for 2010. And it was gone in a blink. A lone Monarch made an appearance, as well as, numerous Pearl Crescents, Common Checkered Skippers, Buckeyes, Gulf Frits, a Variegated Frit, Sachems, Fieries, and Clouded Skippers, various sulphurs including a white-form Clouded Sulphur, and a lone Eufala. I've had both American Ladies and Painted Ladies in abundance this fall. We've got a nice spell of weather with strong southerly winds, so I'll be on the lookout for stragglers.