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Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2022 11:53:23 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: A few butterflies at Prairie Ridge, Wake Co., NC -- Aug. 5

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A bunch of birders visited the Prairie Ridge Ecostation in western Raleigh,
as it opened at 7:00 this morning (once a month at that time). Some folks
stayed on to look for butterflies until about 10:00. There are not many
nectar sources right now, the best being some plantings of *Silphium
perfoliatum* within the butterfly enclosure. (The Common Milkweeds in the
fields are long finished.) Here is what we saw:

E. Tiger Swallowtail 5
Sleepy Orange 1
Monarch 3
Gulf Fritillary *5-6*, plus 2 cats on Maypops* (Passiflora incarnata*)
Variegated Fritillary 5
Red-spotted Purple 1
Common Buckeye 3
Pearl Crescent 3
Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Horace's Duskywing 1 female
Fiery Skipper 4
Sachem 1 female
Zabulon Skipper 1 male
Clouded Skipper 4

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div>A bunch of birders visited the Prairie Ridge Ecostati=
on in western Raleigh, as it opened at 7:00 this morning (once a month at t=
hat time).=C2=A0 Some folks stayed on to look for butterflies until about 1=
0:00.=C2=A0 There are not many nectar sources right now, the best being som=
e plantings of <i>Silphium perfoliatum</i> within the butterfly enclosure.=
=C2=A0 (The Common Milkweeds in the fields are long finished.)=C2=A0 Here i=
s what we saw:</div><div>=C2=A0</div><div>E. Tiger Swallowtail=C2=A0 5</div=
><div>Sleepy Orange=C2=A0 1</div><div>Monarch=C2=A0 3</div><div>Gulf Fritil=
lary=C2=A0 <b>5-6</b>, plus 2 cats on Maypops<i> (Passiflora incarnata</i>)=
</div><div>Variegated Fritillary=C2=A0 5</div><div>Red-spotted Purple=C2=A0=
1</div><div>Common Buckeye=C2=A0 3</div><div></div><div>Pearl Crescent=C2=
=A0 3</div><div>Silver-spotted Skipper=C2=A0 1</div><div>Horace&#39;s Dusky=
wing=C2=A0 1=C2=A0 female</div><div>Fiery Skipper=C2=A0 4</div><div>Sachem=
=C2=A0 1=C2=A0 female</div><div>Zabulon Skipper=C2=A0 1=C2=A0 male</div><di=
v>Clouded Skipper=C2=A0 4</div><div><br></div><div>Harry LeGrand</div><div>=
Raleigh<br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div></div>

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