First sightings--northern division

Kenelm Philip fnkwp at
Tue Apr 7 20:46:24 EDT 1998

	Yesterday and today it reached 50F in Fairbanks, Alaska. Today
I saw a couple of Mourning Cloaks (_Nymphalis antiopa_) and also one
Milbert's Tortoise Shell (_N. milberti_). The earliest observation of
a butterfly in Fairbanks since 1966 has been 5 April, so this is a near-
record early emergence from hibernation.

							Ken Philip
fnkwp at

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