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Boom What You Do To Me!

It’s that moment when you’re working the trail at the forest edge. Like here, in Raccoon Creek State Park ( Beaver County, Pennsylvania ( 8 hours west from Manhattan ).You hustled to get there early, and when you arrive, the sun is beginning its ascent, and butterflies leave the forest canopy, and find flat leaves, like this one. 253 more words

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Funny, That.

I was just musing over why we get so excited when we see a fresh Monarch butterfly, Giant Swallowtail butterfly, Red Admiral Butterfly or Metalmark butterfly. 149 more words

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

Our Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillar(larva) is passing this August 17th morning slowly and methodically eating the leaves of Queen Anne’s Lace and other members of the carrot family. 223 more words

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Happening Right Now! In Your Neighborhood (Honest)!

Red-Spotted Purple . . . Seeking R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Don’t know why it is so difficult, although on the other hand, approaching Limenitis arthemis astyanax usually is fruitless, as they flee, just as you’ve gotten into position to click your shutter button. 360 more words

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On A Beauty Scale Of 1 To 10 . . . with 10 Being . . . ?

Happy Mother's Day - May 13, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day this May 13, 2018!

Our Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly here is enjoying the healthy nectar from Butterflyweed blooms.

That small birdstruck tear in her right forewing? 43 more words

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Why do we marvel at Praying Mantis' Egg Masses?


Who can resist? June 2014, and there in Doak field, in the field, we discover . . . a Praying Mantis (Mantis Religiosa) egg mass. 216 more words

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Coming Soon, Real Soon . . . .

Hairstreaks Teach . . . Respect

They’ve been good to me, these Yeats have. Hairstreaks? So, so many. Striped hairstreak was my first, seen in Rector, Pennsylvania at Powdermill Reserve (University of Pittsburgh’s aviary research station). 265 more words

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