Update on LG and the Palisades
Don Torino Talking about Butterflies at Rohsler's

Moby Fritillary at the Celery Farm

IMG_9308No, it isn't white, and no, it isn't big, but I have been a latter-day Captain Ahab for several days in my quest to photograph this fritillary zipping around the milkweed that Fred Weber planted along the Green Way field.

Today, it finally sat still enough for a photo. I wish I had photographed him sooner -- something took a bite out of his wing. (I believe it's a male Great Spangled Fritillary.)

Butterfly species seen at the CF in the past two days:  Silver-spotted Skipper, Summer Azure, Broad-winged Skipper, (likely) Least Skipper, Question Mark (or is a Comma?, below), Black Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Clouded Sulphur, Gray Hairstreak, Cabbage White and the Fritillary -- that's 11 species I saw that I can think of off the top of my head. Not bad.

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