VBS Voucher No. 2009, a Mustard White, was a personal milestone for me
today (May 6). While bicycling along the old Montpelier-Wells River
Railroad Bed in Marshfield, I noticed the white flying about 30 yards ahead
of me. So I "unsheathed" the net and began pedaling hard and fast. As I
overtook the critter, one swing landed the VBS data point. I slammed on the
brakes, eased the white into my forceps, snapped a few photos and set it
flying free again. The first lep nabbed from my bicycle! I suspect there
will be many more to come.
Also flying today were Spring Azure, Mourning Cloak (looking fresh), Green
Comma and probably Eastern Comma.
And for the dragonflyers among you, Hudsonian Whiteface (Leucorrhinia
hudsonica) was flying at a spruce bog in Marshfield. No Brown Elfins there yet.
VBS Field Staff
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