Today I saw umber skippers in the garden for the first time since last autumn!
The skipper in the image above is perched on the top of a lambs' ear leaf.
Skippers are funny. When I first notice them and focus my camera on them, they flit away, fly in a big circle, and land back on the same spot. That's what the skipper above did. It flew away, circled around and landed right back on the same lambs' ear leaf. And it did the same thing three times.
I'm so happy to see the skippers back in the garden.