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Kay Center II: Amazing Toad Riddle

TNC's Kay Center: Part 1

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On Saturday, the Celery Farm's Tom Mitchell and I helped lead a nature photography walk at The Nature Conservancy's Kay Center headquarters in Chester, NJ.

Our group saw 12 species of butterflies during the 90-minute walk, and i saw several more on a later walk along the park's extensive trail system.

The park is open from dawn till dusk and features a terrific butterfly garden and fields filled with Bee Balm and Golden Rod and milkweed and Butterfly Weed ...

Chester is about an hour's drive but a great place to spend a morning or afternoon.

More on the Kay Center here.

 A list of butterflies and moths seen during the event follows.


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Silver-Spotted Skipper
Spicebush Swallowtail
Cabbage White
Orange Sulphur
Wild Indigo Duskywing
Eastern Tailed-blue
Wood Nymph
Broad-winged Skipper
Black Swallowtail

Hummingbird Clear-winged Moth
Snowberry Clear-winged Moth

Butterflies seen shortly after the event:

Summer Azure
Pearl Crescent