07/24/2019 - 09:15

Submitted by mariposa on Thu, 07/25/2019 - 12:13
Red admiral
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Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 09:15
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Raleigh Swamp, Raleigh Boulevard & Crabtree Boulevard, Raleigh, North Carolina. Location precision: within a 250m radius. Survey from 8:45 to 9:45 am. Observed by Harry LeGrand, Carolinaleps Newsgroup: "A failed birding trip this morning turned out to be more of a lep trip. After the heavy rains yesterday, I was hoping some waterbirds like large shorebirds might have put down at some smaller lakes in Raleigh, but not so. Lakes -- Lynn and Shelley -- are now full. But, the "Naturalist's Trail" at the Raleigh Boulevard wetland -- the dirt track and not the boardwalk, is a good place for butterflies, as there are lots of smartweeds in bloom now along the ditch margins, as well as some other plants in bloom along the banks and water edge. Here is the serendipitous list, for 8:45 - 9:45 am: E. Tiger Swallowtail 3; Variegated Fritillary 1; Pearl Crescent 5; Red Admiral 1; Viceroy 2; Silver-spotted Skipper 1; Least Skipper 4; Fiery Skipper 20; Clouded Skipper 2; Zabulon Skipper 2, male and female; Dun Skipper 1."