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Beautiful Amputee

This red admiral is missing a large portion of its hind wing, likely from some traumatic event involving a near-death experience. It is also missing a portion of an antennae. It turns its good side towards the sun and continues … Continue reading

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Irrupting All Over the Place

I learned a new word the other day.  Irruption.  That is a natural event when conditions are favorable for a particular species, and that species responds to those conditions by dramatically increasing the size of its population. We are having … Continue reading

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Red Admirals

This is a red admiral, Vanessa atalanta.  This individual is getting old, as it has lost some of the crisp color of newer butterflies. Red admirals are quite entertaining to watch.  They put on a show that starts about two … Continue reading

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