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Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 15:27:51 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Durham County, NC, butterflies -- July 29

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I spent the hot and humid morning at the Flat River impoundment and then at
Horton Grove Preserve, northeast of Durham, birding with Claire Sullivan.
Overnight rain meant wet vegetation at Flat River, where I saw little prior
to our departure at 9:45. The upper field at Horton was decent,
considering few nectar sources (mostly Pycnanthemum "incanum"). Here are
the totals (combined sites):

E. Tiger Swallowtail 6
Spicebush Swallowtail 5
dark swallowtail sp. 2
Cloudless Sulphur 1
Sleepy Orange 6
Gray Hairstreak 1
Juniper Hairstreak 5 !! 4 on Eryngium yuccifolium at the Horton field
E. Tailed-Blue 1
American Snout 1 Flat River WRC boat ramp
Variegated Fritillary 3
Pearl Crescent 1 that's all
Red Admiral 2
Common Buckeye 2
Red-spotted Purple 4
Viceroy 1 perhaps a FOY for me
Hackberry Emperor 2
Northern Pearly-eye 1 amid Microstegium behind barn at Horton
Silver-spotted Skipper 7 all over the Pycnanthemum
Hoary Edge 1 on the Pycnanthemum
Horace's Duskywing 1 ditto
Southern Cloudywing 1 on thistle at Horton
Swarthy Skipper 1 fresh; on same thistle flower with the cloudywing!
Fiery Skipper 1

Grass skippers continue in low supply all across NC, it seems -- especially
in comparison with the many fewer spreadwing species.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

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mpoundment and then at Horton Grove Preserve, northeast of Durham, birding =
with Claire Sullivan.=C2=A0 Overnight rain meant wet vegetation at Flat Riv=
er, where I saw little prior to our departure at 9:45.=C2=A0 The upper fiel=
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&quot;incanum&quot;).=C2=A0 Here are the totals (combined sites):</div><di=
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=A0 1</div><div>Sleepy Orange=C2=A0 6</div><div>Gray Hairstreak=C2=A0 1</di=
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9;s all</div><div>Red Admiral=C2=A0 2</div><div>Common Buckeye=C2=A0 2</div=
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aps a FOY for me</div><div>Hackberry Emperor=C2=A0 2</div><div>Northern Pea=
rly-eye=C2=A0 1=C2=A0 amid Microstegium behind barn at Horton</div><div>Sil=
ver-spotted Skipper=C2=A0=C2=A0 7=C2=A0 all over the Pycnanthemum</div><div=
>Hoary Edge 1=C2=A0 on the Pycnanthemum</div><div>Horace&#39;s Duskywing=C2=
=A0 1=C2=A0 ditto</div><div>Southern Cloudywing 1=C2=A0 on thistle at Horto=
n</div><div>Swarthy Skipper=C2=A0 1=C2=A0 fresh; on same thistle flower wit=
h the cloudywing! <br></div><div>Fiery Skipper=C2=A0 1</div><div><br></div>=
<div>Grass skippers continue in low supply all across NC, it seems -- espec=
ially in comparison with the many fewer spreadwing species.<br></div><div><=
br></div><div>Harry LeGrand</div><div>Raleigh</div><div><br></div><div><br>=
</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div></div>

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