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Vermont Butterfly Survey <[log in to unmask]>
Bryan Pfeiffer <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 25 Aug 2005 21:02:00 -0400
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You gotta get up and out pretty early to beat Sweet Nectar Hemeon to a 
first state record. So, alas, another one eludes me. Perhaps I get some 
meager credit for giving Kevin the incentive: I told him I'd be down there 
promptly if he didn't find it today.

Congratulations! (Looks as if I'll have to stick to finding new Vermont 

-Bryan Pfeiffer (unfortunately no relation to Martha)

At 8/25/2005, you wrote:
>This has been a busy summer and consequently I have not been out since mid 
>July. Kent's info on Checkered Skippers gave me incentive but I had made 
>commitments and tomorrow morning I am leaving for 10 days. I worked hard 
>got to jobs early but still didn't finish til 3:30 in Greenbush, an hour 
>plus away from Vt. I decided why not. I got to a favorite area of mine in 
>North Pownal 6. After checking numerous fields I was giving up, it was 
>past 6. The only skippers I'd seen were Pecks and Least and maybe a 
>Tawny-edged. I looked back over the field one last time and saw something 
>different. It looked almost gray in the distance and flew like a 
>Duskywing. I got close enough to see it when it landed briefly and sure 
>enough it was a Checkered. Then it flew... and flew... and flew. I chased 
>it around this field 4 or 5 times losing it in the poor light and growing 
>shadows. I lost it one more time and couldn't relocate it. 
>Muttering,  "they'll never believe this" I headed for the truck again, 
>when I saw it. It fluttered about briefly and landed on a red clover. 
>Trying desperately to keep my shadow off it I got close enough for a swing 
>and got the voucher. I couldn't have done it with my old net. Kevin

The Vermont Butterfly Survey
A Project of the Vermont Institute of Natural Science

27023 Church Hill Road
Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 454-4640

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