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Butterflies 101

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Rounding the bend on Bike Path, Pickett Landfill-

Female Sulphur butterfly. Perhaps laying eggs on the leaf of the Black Locust. Some Sulphurs migrate South for the winter, although not as far as monarchs.

Bring. Butterflies. Back.

From the Field, Field Note by Justine Kibbe, Sept. 13, 2018

Skipper & Cricket Team

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Silver-spotted Skipper busily pollinates within wild flowers along Driving Range, accompanied by Cricket’s choir up east on Fishers Island.

Bring.Back.Butterflies.

From the Field, Video Snippet by Justine Kibbe, Sept. 13, 2018

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Ahoy Skipper!

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Always happy to learn more about insects and bugs on Fishers Island.

Adam Mitchell, PhD:
“This butterfly* is a silver-spotted skipper, a native that feeds on legume plants during its caterpillar stage.”

Bring.Butterflies.Back.

*Driving Range up east

From the Field, Field Note by Justine Kibbe, Sept. 13, 2018