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Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2021 19:29:18 -0400
From: Loretta <butterflies_bg...>
Subject: Butterflies April 2nd


I noticed there were no butterfly counts reported for April 2nd. It was =
a blustery day, (said Pooh).
However, it was sunny and only 47 degrees, with a wind chill of 42, =
according to the weather station at our house.
For much of the afternoon, we had several Tiger swallowtails, flitting =
and playing around. There was also a newly eclosed Pipeline, and a =
female Black swallowtail. I believe this is the lowest temperature =
I=E2=80=99ve ever seen with this much activity.

All Tiger swallowtails are notably small this season, but black =
swallowtails normal size. Also released three female Black swallowtails =
today.

Today were probably 7-10 Tiger swallowtails, a male and female newly =
eclosed Black swallowtail and a Falcate orange tip.

Loretta Lutman
Asheboro, NC