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Tuesday December 10th, 2019 - 8:48 pm

Backyard Butterflies

John has been busy germinating milkweed seeds as well as stratifying seeds for germination in February. And I've been getting ready for butterfly season next year by playing Simon Says with the birds. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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Tuesday December 3rd, 2019 - 10:00 am

Backyard Butterflies

Winter Archives: If you want to see a Henry's Elfin you have about a two week period in April for your annual chance to sight one. They can be found along the Brown Elfin Knob Trail at Occoneechee Mountain State Park on the blueberry bushes. ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday December 2nd, 2019 - 10:00 am

Backyard Butterflies

Winter Archives: A freshly eclosed Red Banded Hairstreak appears very dark gray. As it ages the gray will lighten. Host plants for this butterfly include species of sumac and oaks. ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday December 2nd, 2019 - 8:47 am

Backyard Butterflies

Don't talk with your mouth full! Tufted titmouse at the feeder this morning. Today I sighted two new-to-the-feeder species bringing the total up to 13. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday December 1st, 2019 - 9:55 am

Backyard Butterflies

Winter Archives: Silver Spotted Skipper egg on false indigo host plant. I had the amazing experience of watching the the skipper lay the egg on the leaf. ... See MoreSee Less

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