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Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:04:40 -0500
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette...>
Subject: Myrtle Beach Area Butterflies

Lynn Burnette and I checked Myrtle Beach State Park, Horry County, SC for bu=
tterflies yesterday, Nov. 18, around 3:30 to 4:30. It was mostly sunny, abou=
t 64 degrees, with a light breeze. Lots of camphorweed and Indian blanket we=
re in bloom near the boardwalk but only the latter seemed to be attracting a=
few butterflies, bees and other pollinators.=20

We noted 1 Gulf Fritillary, 2 painted Ladies, 1 checkered-skipper species, a=
nd 2 grass skippers, at least one of which was a Fiery Skipper. The other pr=
ovided a brief non-definitive glimpse but had the jizz of a Sachem.

This afternoon, Nov. 19, we were in Huntington Beach State Park, Georgetown,=
SC around 2:00 to 3:30. Weather conditions were about the same as yesterday=
. There were almost no flowers in bloom. We saw the following butterflies on=
the wing: 1 Cloudless Sulphur, 1 Gulf Fritillary, 3 Monarchs, and one unide=
ntified tan-colored butterfly about the size of a buckeye.

Dennis Burnette
Greensboro, NC
(Currently Surfside Beach)

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