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Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2019 16:36:53 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Wake Co., NC, butterflies -- July 5

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This afternoon I did my first butterflying in over a week owing to quite
hot temps. It still hasn't rained around here (central Raleigh) and at
Raulston Arboretum for a few weeks, and the grass was turning buff and
brown; thankfully, they have been watering the flowers. There were several
good plant beds in bloom, including a patch of zinnias in the back. In
fact, I even got to vote! There were "Vote" signs at the place, and I had
no idea what that was all about. As I was nearing the end of my route thru
the gardens, one of the lady workers gave me a colored flag and asked me to
vote for what plant(s) I liked the best. So, I planted my blue flag next
to the zinnia bed. (There were a few dozen flags in the ground scattered
about the gardens, but I paid no mind to that until I was asked to vote.)
Here are my totals, quite good for this place this early in summer:

Pipevine Swallowtail 5
Black Swallowtail 6 very good number for here
E. Tiger Swallowtail 6 only 1-2 yellow ones
Cabbage White 8
Sleepy Orange 1 no Cloudless Sulphurs; seem way down everywhere in 2019
Gray Hairstreak 2
E. Tailed-Blue 1
GULF FRITILLARY 1 very fresh; almost annual now, but mostly later on
Variegated Fritillary 1
Common Buckeye 10
American Lady 4
Silver-spotted Skipper 25
Horace's Duskywing 10 quite common
Fiery Skipper 40
Sachem 10 maybe will be a better year; 2018 was poor
Ocola Skipper 3

I looked hard in the canna patches for Brazilian Skippers, but no adults
were flying. Still could have some show up, as it is still early.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

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week owing to quite hot temps.=C2=A0 It still hasn&#39;t rained around here=
(central Raleigh) and at Raulston Arboretum for a few weeks, and the grass=
was=C2=A0turning buff and brown; thankfully, they have been watering the f=
lowers.=C2=A0=C2=A0There were several good plant beds in bloom, including a=
patch of zinnias in the back.=C2=A0 In fact, I even got to vote!=C2=A0 The=
re were &quot;Vote&quot; signs at the place, and I had no idea what that wa=
s all about.=C2=A0 As I was nearing the end of my route thru the gardens, o=
ne of the lady workers gave me a colored flag and asked me to vote for what=
plant(s) I liked the best.=C2=A0 So, I planted my blue flag next to the zi=
nnia bed.=C2=A0 (There were a few dozen flags in the ground scattered about=
the gardens, but I paid no mind to that until I was asked to vote.)=C2=A0 =
Here are my totals, quite good for this place this early in summer:</div><d=
iv><br></div><div>Pipevine Swallowtail=C2=A0 5</div><div>Black Swallowtail=
=C2=A0 6=C2=A0=C2=A0 very good number for here</div><div>E. Tiger Swallowta=
il=C2=A0 6=C2=A0 only 1-2 yellow ones</div><div>Cabbage White=C2=A0=C2=A0 8=
</div><div>Sleepy Orange=C2=A0 1=C2=A0=C2=A0 no Cloudless Sulphurs; seem wa=
y down everywhere in 2019</div><div>Gray Hairstreak=C2=A0 2</div><div>E. Ta=
iled-Blue=C2=A0 1</div><div>GULF FRITILLARY=C2=A0 1=C2=A0=C2=A0very fresh; =
almost annual now, but mostly later on</div><div>Variegated Fritillary=C2=
=A0 1</div><div>Common Buckeye=C2=A0 10</div><div>American Lady=C2=A0 4</di=
v><div>Silver-spotted Skipper=C2=A0 25</div><div>Horace&#39;s Duskywing=C2=
=A0 10=C2=A0 quite common</div><div>Fiery Skipper 40</div><div>Sachem=C2=A0=
10=C2=A0=C2=A0 maybe will be a better year; 2018 was poor</div><div>Ocola =
Skipper=C2=A0 3</div><div><br></div><div>I looked hard in the canna patches=
for Brazilian Skippers, but no adults were flying.=C2=A0 Still could have =
some show up, as it is still early.</div><div><br></div><div>Harry LeGrand<=
/div><div>Raleigh</div><div><br></div><div><br></div></div>

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