Speaking of butterflies, on the way down to the beach I spotted this Eastern-Tailed Blue, the smallest butterfly we have around here, for the first time this year. They're often seen near the ground on clover and other small flowers. I've seen 8 species of butterflies this year so far.
Northern Water Snake, who must be fresh out of where ever they go to wait out the cold months. Widely confused with Water Moccasins, (which do not occur here), they are non-toxic, but pretty aggressive if pestered. So don't, unless you have to.
Mummichogs, the common minnow of the shallows, also fresh out of where ever they go to wait out the winter.
LNG tanker with four spherical storage tanks up at the Dominion Gas Docks. Frack on!