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Fauna Friday: It’s Still Not Spring

A nice warm day like most of New Hampshire experienced yesterday is sure to trigger cabin fever. Everyone wants to be done with the snow. And when I say everyone, I’m including the Mourning Cloak butterfly. 288 more words

Fauna Friday

Mourning cloak butterflies

The mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) is the earliest butterly to appear in late winter or early spring. This picture was taken last April 3 in the… 325 more words


Winter Antidotes (1)

Bitter cold, bone-chilling wind, always the threat of snow flurries, or even more disarming, snow. This New York, cum Pittsburgh boy has known northeast winters throughout his life. 140 more words

Butterfly Types

Butterfly Survives Illinois Winters

by Dee Hudson Photography

As the temperatures drop below freezing, I find myself wondering where this Mourning Cloak butterfly will stay during Illinois’s cold winter. Perhaps it will find a cozy tree hole, a warm hollow log or nestle in a space behind some tree bark. 299 more words