And it came to pass in the reign of George II that a great cloudy
darkness was upon the land, and of butterflies there were none. Then one
day the sun emerged and shone upon the land, and lo, the butterflies
appeared and there was great rejoicing!
The following seen along trail network SE of Dorset Park (Swift x Spear
Sts.), South Burlington, today, 7/19/02. This site is an interesting mix
of dry & wet fields, small creeks, and mixed woodlands, which bears
further scrutiny for both leps and birds. Part of this area is
scheduled to be developed into the Vermont Community Botanical Gardens; at
least better than more condos and hockey rinks.
Cabbage White (many)
Clouded Sulfur (10+)
Eastern Tailed Blue (2)
Baltimore Checkerspot (1) -- will survey this area more thoroughly for
turtlehead on a future visit
Northern/Pearl Crescent (5+)
Great Spangled Fritillary (3)
Question Mark (1)
Common Wood Nymph (10+)
Eyed Brown (1)
Little Wood-Satyr (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
European Skipper (3)
Tawny-edged Skipper (2)
Also had an immature Mourning Warbler at this site today.
Scott W. Morrical, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, VT 05405 U.S.A.
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