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Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 18:34:50 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Wake Co., NC, butterflies -- Oct. 15

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I decided to wait until noonish to start butterflying the NC State U farm
fields south of Raleigh. Of course, the birding was null and void, guys
were plowing fields and hauling hay to cattle, etc -- busy in the fields,
and of course the roadsides along Mid-Pines have been mowed to a clean
shave to make them "pretty" (ugh!). At least there are some ditches and
gullies that allow some Frost Asters and a few other plants to escape the
murderous mower blades. Yates Pond was terrible, but the lantana in front
of Antioch Church was still in nice bloom and got me a few species; the
lantana by the Yates visitor center is still not blooming, but I did see a
few buds.

Black Swallowtail 1 female in good condition
Cabbage White 1
Orange Sulphur 4
Cloudless Sulphur 6
Sleepy Orange 7 but alas, no Little Yellows; they don't like open farm
fields
E. Tailed-Blue 5
Variegated Fritillary 12
Pearl Crescent 10
American Lady 1
Common Buckeye 45
Viceroy 1
Monarch 4
Common Checkered-Skipper 12
Least Skipper 1
SOUTHERN SKIPPERLING 2 on the asters; occasional sightings in this area
in recent autumns
Clouded Skipper 3
Fiery Skipper 15
Sachem 1 worn male
Eufala Skipper 4
Ocola Skipper 7

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div>I decided to wait until noonish to start butterflying=
the NC State U farm fields south of Raleigh.=C2=A0 Of course, the birding =
was null and void, guys were plowing fields and hauling hay to cattle, etc =
-- busy in the fields, and of course the roadsides along Mid-Pines have bee=
n mowed to a clean shave to make them &quot;pretty&quot; (ugh!).=C2=A0 At l=
east there are some ditches and gullies that allow some Frost Asters and a =
few other plants to escape the murderous mower blades.=C2=A0 Yates Pond was=
terrible, but the lantana in front of Antioch Church was still in nice blo=
om and got me a few species; the lantana by the Yates visitor center is sti=
ll not blooming, but I did see a few buds.=C2=A0=C2=A0 <br></div><br><div>B=
lack Swallowtail=C2=A0 1=C2=A0 female in good condition</div><div>Cabbage W=
hite=C2=A0=C2=A0 1</div><div>Orange Sulphur=C2=A0 4</div><div>Cloudless Sul=
phur=C2=A0 6 <br></div><div>Sleepy Orange=C2=A0 7=C2=A0=C2=A0 but alas, no =
Little Yellows; they don&#39;t like open farm fields</div><div>E. Tailed-Bl=
ue=C2=A0 5</div><div>Variegated Fritillary=C2=A0 12</div><div>Pearl Crescen=
t=C2=A0 10</div><div>American Lady 1</div><div>Common Buckeye=C2=A0 45</div=
><div>Viceroy=C2=A0 1</div><div>Monarch 4</div><div>Common Checkered-Skippe=
r=C2=A0 12</div><div>Least Skipper=C2=A0 1</div><div>SOUTHERN SKIPPERLING=
=C2=A0 2=C2=A0=C2=A0 on the asters; occasional sightings in this area in re=
cent autumns</div><div>Clouded Skipper=C2=A0 3</div><div>Fiery Skipper=C2=
=A0 15</div><div>Sachem=C2=A0 1=C2=A0 worn male</div><div>Eufala Skipper=C2=
=A0 4</div><div>Ocola Skipper=C2=A0 7</div><div><br></div><div>Harry LeGran=
d</div><div>Raleigh<br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div></div>

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