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Tuesday February 4th, 2020 - 7:59 am

Backyard Butterflies

Butterfly season has started! Our first of the year/season Black Swallowtail eclosed, February 3, 2020, coming out of hibernation. Daffodils are blooming in our yard and in the area many trees of the Prunus genus have blossomed.

I think this is the earliest we've ever had a Black Swallowtail eclose. I will check my records to be sure, but previously the earliest was the end of February.
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Thursday January 30th, 2020 - 10:33 am

Backyard Butterflies

Getting ready for Duke Spring Plant sale on March 28th. First year we brought 50 plants and sold out. The following years 100 plants, then 200 plants, then 400 plants--always doubling and selling out. This year we plan to bring 800 plants. Will we finally reach saturation or do we have to bring 1600 next year? Only you can answer that question. See ya there! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday January 16th, 2020 - 7:57 am

Backyard Butterflies

They are both Leps! I luv them both!Perhaps my most controversial comic to date...
BUTTERFLIES ARE OVERRATED AND MOTHS ARE THE BEST. THERE I SAID IT.
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Tuesday December 10th, 2019 - 6:58 pm

Backyard Butterflies

Winter Archives: Southern Cloudywing. ... See MoreSee Less

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Saturday December 7th, 2019 - 10:00 am

Backyard Butterflies

Winter Archives: Butterflies can turn their heads! This Fiery Skipper turned to look at me just as I pressed the shutter button. Surely, a once in a lifetime capture! ... See MoreSee Less

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Friday December 6th, 2019 - 10:00 am

Backyard Butterflies

Winter Archives: An unusual view of a Long-Tailed Skipper. Normally photos are of the dorsal wing views showing off the turquoise blue of the thorax and abdomen. The long tails make this skipper sometimes mistaken for a Swallowtail. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday December 5th, 2019 - 10:00 am

Backyard Butterflies

Winter Archives: I went through great lengths to capture this image of a White M Hairstreak that visited our yard in early spring. It was the first butterfly of the year for me to observe in the yard for 2019. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wednesday December 4th, 2019 - 10:00 am

Backyard Butterflies

Winter Archives: One of the Limited Time Only butterflies of spring, this male Falcate Orangetip was seen basking in the sun along the Grand Oak Loop Trail at Brumley Forest NP. ... See MoreSee Less

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