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Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2022 12:53:39 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Butterflies at Wooten Meadow Park, Wake Co., NC -- Aug. 2

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Lori Arent and I spent about 2 hours poking around the small Wooten Meadow
Park in northern Raleigh, this morning. The park was re-configured in the
past year, and a few small man-made ponds were created, planted with lots
of wetland species such as Pickerelweed, Sagittaria, and various waterlily
types (some not native). There are some weedy patches near the ponds
(though the verbena is spent now), and a nice creek -- Hare Snipe -- runs
along the east side.

The few species we saw today were nearly all nectaring on the Pickerelweed,
in full bloom. Tons of bees were there as well. Sadly, Fiery Skippers
dominated the spikes. We had Dion Skipper in early June, but the second
brood is not out yet.

Pipevine Swallowtail 1
E. Tiger Swallowtail 2
Cabbage White 1
Common Buckeye 2
Silver-spotted Skipper 6
Fiery Skipper 35
Little Glassywing 1
Zabulon Skipper 1 male in woods
Clouded Skipper 1
Ocola Skipper 1

Thankfully, the odonating was much better, with 16 species to just 10 for
butterflies.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div>Lori Arent and I spent about 2 hours poking around th=
e small Wooten Meadow Park in northern Raleigh, this morning.=C2=A0 The par=
k was re-configured in the past year, and a few small man-made ponds were c=
reated, planted with lots of wetland species such as Pickerelweed, Sagittar=
ia, and various waterlily types=C2=A0 (some not native). =C2=A0 There are s=
ome weedy patches near the ponds (though the verbena is spent now), and a n=
ice creek -- Hare Snipe -- runs along the east side.</div><div><br></div><d=
iv>The few species we saw today were nearly all nectaring on the Pickerelwe=
ed, in full bloom.=C2=A0 Tons of bees were there as well. Sadly, Fiery Skip=
pers dominated the spikes.=C2=A0 We had Dion Skipper in early June, but the=
second brood is not out yet.</div><div><br></div><div>Pipevine Swallowtail=
=C2=A0 1</div><div>E. Tiger Swallowtail=C2=A0 2</div><div>Cabbage White=C2=
=A0 1</div><div>Common Buckeye=C2=A0 2</div><div>Silver-spotted Skipper=C2=
=A0 6</div><div>Fiery Skipper=C2=A0 35</div><div>Little Glassywing 1</div><=
div>Zabulon Skipper=C2=A0 1=C2=A0 male in woods</div><div>Clouded Skipper=
=C2=A0 1</div><div>Ocola Skipper=C2=A0 1</div><div><br></div><div>Thankfull=
y, the odonating was much better, with 16 species to just 10 for butterflie=
s.</div><div><br></div><div>Harry LeGrand</div><div>Raleigh<br></div><div><=
br></div><div><br></div></div>

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