The Riverside Community Garden in the park at 91st Street is in full bloom and it’s drawing both human admirers and various celestial insects.
Mildred Alpern, who took the photos below, describes it in more accurate terms.
“Alongside the budding and bursting cleomes, anemones, and rudbeckias, the butterfly bushes (Buddleia) welcome monarch, yellow swallowtail, and red admiral butterflies for feasting pleasure. The white cabbage butterfly flits about among the group in a frenzied state. For a bonus among the lepidoptera is a dragonfly with its pair of transparent wings.”