Archive for May, 2011



May 30, 2011

This time of year, I often come upon Viceroy butterflies (Limenitis archippus) in low swampy areas with plenty of alders and willows. The Viceroy is well known as a mimic of… [Continued]

Swamp Darner

Swamp Darners

May 14, 2011

One of the early dragonflies to start hunting the woodland ponds is the large Swamp Darner (Epiaeschna heros).  In fact, I have only seen them in May and early June…. [Continued]

Falcate Orangetip male

Falcate Orange-tip

May 3, 2011

Springtime brings out lots of small, white cabbage butterflies of the Pieridae family. Many of them are almost impossible to tell apart in the field. One, however, is easy. The… [Continued]

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