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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2021 01:22:08 +0000 (UTC)
From: ROBERT CAVANAUGH (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Carteret and Craven counties March 27

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=C2=A0In my yard this morning had 2 male Black Swallowtails eclose which we=
re released.=C2=A0 Then a female showed up to sip on yellow oxalis in my we=
edy lawn.=C2=A0 Meanwhile, a male Palamedes swept in to visit orange tree b=
lossoms. Also,=C2=A0=C2=A0 counted 6 Henry's Elfins flitting about between =
the holly trees and Bradford Pear blooms. A Monarch flew about but failed t=
o find the numerous blooming Tropical Milkweeds, which I had set out, that =
had overwintered in the greenhouse.=C2=A0 A lone Cloudless Sulphur enjoyed =
a brief stay on pink Vinca blooms which also overwintered in the greenhouse=
. Lastly, 3 Holly Azures were investigating my Japanese Ligustrum hedge alo=
ng the left side of the backyard.=C2=A0 I collected one male specimen for H=
arry Pavulaan.=C2=A0=20

Around noon I then headed from Newport in Carteret to New Bern in Craven vi=
a Lake Rd and then Hyway 70. Along Lake Rd spotted 10 Cloudless Sulphurs, 4=
of them in Craven side. All were feasting on the ample roadside dandelions=
.=C2=A0 A Palamedes crossed the road in Carteret and spotted another dead i=
n the middle of the road.=C2=A0 Arriving at my destination which is a heavi=
ly wooded 20 acre commercial property with about 6 acres of lawn and fields=
, I set about to mow the turfed areas while keeping an eye open for leps.=
=C2=A0 During the course of 3 hours, I saw 2 Tigers, a Palamedes and a Blac=
k Swallowtail. A worn American Lady fluttered weakly a few inches above the=
ground, resting frequently, but avoiding my murderous blades.=C2=A0 A dark=
Duskywing flew by but never got a good ID.=C2=A0 Most likely a Juvenal's s=
ince they are reliably seen in the area each early Spring.=C2=A0 Two Cloudl=
ess Sulphurs, a Sleepy Orange and a male Orange Sulphur spent the afternoon=
visiting various weeds blooming in the turf. Lastly, a male Falcate Orange=
Tip enjoyed a fly-by along a sunny woodland border.
It was a gorgeous sunny day with temps in the upper 70s and slight breeze.

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<html><head></head><body><div class="ydp3ac8d57ayahoo-style-wrap" style="font-family:courier new, courier, monaco, monospace, sans-serif;font-size:16px;"><div dir="ltr" data-setdir="false">&nbsp;In my yard this morning had 2 male Black Swallowtails eclose <span>which were released.&nbsp; Then a female showed up to sip on yellow oxalis in my weedy lawn.&nbsp; Meanwhile, a male Palamedes swept in to visit orange tree blossoms. Also,&nbsp;&nbsp; counted 6 Henry's Elfins flitting about between the holly trees and Bradford Pear blooms. A Monarch flew about but failed to find the numerous blooming Tropical Milkweeds, which I had set out, that had overwintered in the greenhouse.&nbsp; <span><span>A lone Cloudless Sulphur enjoyed a brief stay on pink Vinca blooms which also overwintered in the greenhouse. Lastly, 3 Holly Azures were investigating my Japanese Ligustrum hedge along the left side of the backyard.&nbsp; I collected one male specimen for <span>Harry Pavulaan.</span>&nbsp; </span>
</span></span><br></div><div dir="ltr" data-setdir="false"><br></div><div dir="ltr" data-setdir="false">Around noon I then headed from Newport in Carteret to New Bern in Craven via Lake Rd and then Hyway 70. Along Lake Rd spotted 10 Cloudless Sulphurs, 4 of them in Craven side. All were feasting on the ample roadside dandelions.&nbsp; A Palamedes crossed the road in Carteret and spotted another dead in the middle of the road.&nbsp; Arriving at my destination which is a heavily wooded 20 acre commercial property <span>with about 6 acres of </span>lawn and fields, I set about to mow the turfed areas while keeping an eye open for leps.&nbsp; During the course of 3 hours, I saw 2 Tigers, a Palamedes and a Black Swallowtail. A worn American Lady fluttered weakly a few inches above the ground, resting frequently, <span>but avoiding my murderous blades.&nbsp; A dark Duskywing flew by but never got a good ID.&nbsp; Most likely a Juvenal's since they are reliably seen in the area each early
Spring.&nbsp; Two Cloudless Sulphurs, a Sleepy Orange and a male Orange Sulphur spent the afternoon visiting various weeds blooming in the turf. Lastly, a male Falcate Orange Tip enjoyed a fly-by along a sunny woodland border.</span></div><div dir="ltr" data-setdir="false"><span><br></span></div><div dir="ltr" data-setdir="false"><span>It was a gorgeous sunny day with temps in the upper 70s and slight breeze.</span><br></div></div></body></html>
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