Actually about butterflies

Michael Gochfeld gochfeld at
Sat Jun 16 15:32:58 EDT 2001

From: <gochfeld at>
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 08:38:47 -0400
To: Leps List <leps-l at>
Subject: Butterflies

Anne, as usual restores us to a higher plan eand reminds us that 
butterflies can be fun (if only there were some). 

We think of Ireland as green and wet. NJ is green and wet too and 
butterflies are few and far between.  Even the sight of a Cabbage White 
brings some enthusiasm. 

What I found puzzling last weekend is that the Albany (NY) Pine Bush was 
"loaded" with butterflies, while five miles away on my in-laws farm 
there were very few in evidence even though there were lots more nectar 

Red Admirals are actually increasing in numbers, both as fly-bys and 
local breeders; lots are laying on our local nettles. 

Today (weekend) looks pretty gloomy.  MIKE GOCHFELD


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