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Autumn is Coming

Fall will soon be here, and everything seems to be in a hurry. It’s a cool, windy day.  I have to confess, I don’t know my birds.  These seemed to be one of the swallows. I know some of the … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just About Pretty Flowers

Butterflies are attracted to flowers.  Butterflies are often associated with flowers. But they are not just attracted to flowers.  I took this photo a number of years ago of four viceroys drinking the juices of a rotten apple. These northern … Continue reading

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Coping as Best I Can

Saturday after a long rainy day I ran across this northern pearly eye on a tree trunk. I have to confess that often I feel like this butterfly must feel.  I am coping as well as I can.

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More Sap Drinkers

I noticed lots of butterflies in our lilac bushes.  They were there for a reason–they were drinking sap. Here is a viceroy. And here are two northern pearly-eyes. This is a fairly common behavior for brushfoot butterflies.

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Butterflies and Fruit

We put out some orange slices for birds, mainly Baltimore orioles, in the spring.  They were put out every few days in the spring.  Then in late June, the orioles quit coming to the fruit.  It is still out there, … Continue reading

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A Butterfly at Night

I walked around the yard the other night at twilight.  It was one of those days where the temperature was in the high 90’s during the day and it had cooled off to about 89 by that time.  It was … Continue reading

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Butterflies Drinking Sap

I saw these butterflies the other day, drinking sap from a wounded tree.   This is a question mark butterfly, Polygonia interrogationis. The photo below is a northern pearlyeye, Enodia anthedon. Butterflies will often take food other than nectar.  They will … Continue reading

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