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Common Checkered Skipper

I saw a common checkered skipper, Pyrgus communis, yesterday.  It was the first of the year for me. There were at least two of them, drinking nectar and getting moisture and minerals from mud alongside the road to our place. … Continue reading

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Thinking about Butterflies in the Middle of Winter

I have been thinking about butterflies and butterfly conservation lately.  I know it is winter, but that is the way it goes. It seems to me that butterfly conservation efforts focus on the rare.  The Poweshiek skipper that I have … Continue reading

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