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Winter Survival of Insects- the Right Stuff

During the cold New England winter months, we are blissfully ignorant of all the survival drama going on in the natural environment, at least as far as insects are concerned. 733 more words


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 I

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


The Many Faces of Mourning Cloaks

Norbert Kondla, our good colleague from Alberta, has recently posted to Flickr some new pics of Mourning Cloaks in his collection.  And what variation!  As we noted here last spring, Cloaks in the mid-Atlantic vary from the very dark… 178 more words

General Butterfly News

Bandcamper of the Day: Cvlt Nation Paranoid 40th Anniversary Compilation

Well, this is a fitting Bandcamper(s) for today.  Seeing as it’s the 44th birthday of Black Sabbath’s Paranoid album, Cvlt Nation has released a doom filled album of covers of the Paranoid album.  24 more words


M is for Mourning Cloak

It’s a lazy late summer afternoon.  The flowers are busy with butterflies hurrying to gather nectar, mate, and lay their eggs before fall.  As I watch, a striking butterfly with dark, yellow-edged wings flutters past. 

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