Monarchs and such
rzartarian at snet.net
Wed Oct 3 17:35:23 EDT 2001
So that's where "my" Newington monarchs ended up :-) After more
than a week of at least a dozen on my buddleia, the last two days
have seen only one or two monarchs at any one time along with a
couple of red admirals - one fairly fresh, the other a bit ragged.
Yesterday was truly a change of season day with the year's first
yard sighting of white throated sparrows in the morning and two
monarchs nectaring at midday.
I, too, was trying a different macro setup a week ago, planning to
finish some film on the monarchs. However, the plan changed
when I discovered a ruby throated hummingbird - a yard first -
perched inside the butterfly bush. Fortunately, even though an
extension tube had been added to the lens, the distance to the
subject was such that I was able to get at least one useable image.
On 3 Oct 2001, at 16:32, Hank and Gerie Golet wrote:
> >From Hank Golet, 10/3/01, Old Lyme After sending out a reply to
> Bill Yule's letter about the many admirals and slowing down of
> monarchs here in my yard in Old Lyme, I now find 17 monarchs
> nectaring on the budliea. I wanted to play with a new lens on my
> 35mm camera so went out to burn some film and was surprised ( and
> pleased) to find a PIPEVINE SWALLOWTAIL also on the bush.One of
> those times when you wish you had a camera and did have one. The
> pipevine was not worn and looked in good condition. I managed to
> shoot off a half dozen frames before it disappeared. Nice!!
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