The oldest had spent the night with his grandparents so my husband and I loaded up the baby and went for a walk this morning on the Rails to Trails path.
Blue Jay feather.
Male Monarch Butterfly.
Identified as a Splendid Earth Boring Beetle.
His (?) underside was a bright metallic blue.
The rains had washed some slag glass free from the old railroad bed. These were a by-product of the iron furnaces in the 1800's. They're now decorating our bird bath.