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Butterflies of Larose Forest

By Linda Burr Photographing butterflies in Larose Forest It is always a remarkable experience to get out on a walk with someone who is an acknowledged expert in their field. Such was the case on Sunday, June 22, when 14 people joined butterfly expert Peter Hall for an incredible day of butterfly watching [...]

2018-01-03T01:27:14-05:00June 23rd, 2014|OFNC event|

Christine’s walks: mid-August 2013

by Christine Hanrahan Mid-afternoon at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, August 14th. A sunny and pleasant afternoon to be looking for things to photograph for the PBase Blog. My first sighting was of the Sphex ichneumoneus, the Great Golden Digger as it is sometimes called, nectaring on swamp milkweed. Its counterpart, the Great Black Digger, S. [...]

2018-02-19T03:41:36-05:00August 16th, 2013|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Christine’s walks: 4 June 2013

by Christine Hanrahan Tuesday afternoon at the garden, June 4th, and a lovely day to be wandering through the FWG. Mating pair of silvery blue butterflies Silvery blue butterflies were fluttering around in many locations, including this mating pair near the new woods. Common ringlets were indeed common that day but hard to [...]

2018-01-02T18:50:59-05:00June 8th, 2013|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Overwintering butterflies

by Christine Hanrahan Milbert's Tortoiseshell on 27 May 2010 Winter may seem an odd time to be thinking of butterflies, but on your winter walk, you may actually be passing a butterfly or two, without knowing it. How can that be, you may ask? Well, our overwintering butterflies frequently find hibernation sites under [...]

2018-01-26T18:00:51-05:00January 9th, 2013|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|