Bergamot, that northeastern member of the mint family, will be open soon in meadows through that part of the USA. A fine strategy is to locate a stand of this 2-3 foot tall perennial, and return there the next day(s), on a sunny morning. Why? You will have an excellent chance to see and shoot butterflies, moths and more than make it their business to visit the Bergamot, it pumping out sweet nectar those morning hours.
This morning here, I was richly rewarded when a fresh Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly showed up, and as they do, furiously hovered over the Bergamot blooms, imbibing its nutrient rich nectar. Those purplish-blues of the right hindwing ventral surface glisten in the morning sun, the rich coral spots please, and the purplish-blue of the abdomen against the white spots of the body add to the beauty of this swallowtail.
Doak Meadow in Raccoon Creek State Park, Hookstown, Pennsylvania.