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Wild Parsnip and Poison Ivy

A few days ago I noticed a number of small blisters on the backs of my fingers.  They itched like crazy at times, and hurt when touched.  I also noticed two or three larger blisters on my legs. Poison ivy?  I … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Trip

Yesterday I spent about an hour at Hoffman Prairie, which is near Clear Lake, Iowa.   I was looking for the Poweshiek skipper, which was seen at the site in very small numbers a few years ago.  I didn’t see any. … Continue reading

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New Butterfly

I drove up to a fen in northern Iowa with my friend Ty today.  I had a tip that Baltimore checkerspots, Euphydras phaeton, could be found there. The tip was right.  Thanks, Mark.  This is a new butterfly for me. … Continue reading

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