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Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:52:53 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Halloween butterflies at Prairie Ridge Ecostation, NC

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I stopped by Prairie Ridge on the west side of Raleigh this afternoon, to
see what might be hanging around the asters in the fields. There are still
quite a few frost asters, and planted large-flowered asters (in the
enclosed garden), in bloom. But, species diversity is getting low now. Here
is the list, on a perfect cloudless day:

Cabbage White 2
Sleepy Orange 1
Gray Hairstreak 1 was hoping for a White-M
Variegated Fritillary 2
Pearl Crescent 2
American Lady 1
Painted Lady 1
Common Buckeye 2
Common Checkered-Skipper 1
Fiery Skipper 15
Ocola Skipper 12

No Monarchs or Cloudless Sulphurs. But, I accuse Jeff Beane, who works at
PR, of tossing out some snakes to scare visitors walking the trails today.
I almost stepped on a live 5' long Black Rat Snake. Well -- better than
almost stepping on a Copperhead!

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

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are still quite a few frost asters, and planted large-flowered asters (in =
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Harry LeGrand<br></div>Raleigh<br></div>

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