I have a little patch of mountain mint, and I'm always astounded at the variety and sheer number of insects busily gathering nectar when it blooms. I stepped out this evening and noticed 8 or 9 buckeye butterflies. One was sporting a little more blue on its wings, so I had to go get my camera. Here's a sampling of the insects I saw this evening. Of course, the garden spider was smart to set up shop where so much food is available.