While looking futilely for a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher seen yesterday, I managed to see a few butterflies in the farm field areas south of Raleigh. Most of these were at the NC State U's Agroecology Farm, which has tons of Common Milkweed in bloom, and a few weeks more for additional blooming. For whatever reason, the Butterflyweed was in bloom but had almost nothing -- go figure, as last year it was hopping. Maybe we need some rain to get things emerging or "popping" -- the grassy areas are getting buff colored now. Just 2 species of skippers on the milkweeds. Here is my list:
(snip)Monarch 12 a very rare day when it is the most common butterfly
Courtesy of Carolina Leps
Latitude: 35.7 Longitude: -78.6
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