O.K., it's really Spring Now
mwalker at aisvt.bfg.com
Thu May 14 21:53:51 EDT 1998
No, you won't be getting butterfly sightings from me every day now. But I
just can't resist sending another...
Today (May 14) is the third beautiful day in a row. The temperature was
pushing 80 degrees F. There were many butterflies out for the first time.
Here are those that I personally ran into during lunch:
Pieris rapae 12
Colias philodice 3
Callophrys [Incisalia] niphon 2
Glaucopsyche lygdamus 35
Erynnis juvenalis 5
It's always nice to see the Elfins. The Silvery Blues just exploded today.
I didn't see any Swallowtails today, although they are out and about (both
Papilio canadensis and Papilio polyxenes). Boloria bellona is already
flying. I guess my long cold winter is officially over.
Erora laeta and Callophrys [Mitoura] gryneus are next. If the warm weather
holds out, they should be out within the week.
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