Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was gorging on nectar. This isn't really the beginning of butterflies, but it's my first decent picture. I really started seeing them in mid March, first a Cabbage White, and then in rapid succession, Spring Azures, Henry's Elfin, Clouded Sulphur, Falcate Orangetip, Zebra Swallowtail and the Eastern Swallowtail. Last year, I saw my first butterfly in mid April.
Down by the harbor, there were snakes everywhere in the rocks trying to warm themselves.
Northern Water Snakes quite common near the Bay. Not poisonous, they are aggressive when irritated, and apt to bite.