Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Wilderness in the City continues

Well, actually, it's a report from Watkins Glen, New York. Mi esposo reports that yesterday he had Painted Lady butterflies practically thick on the ground.
Yesterday, also, in the rectory back yard the Painted Ladies were joined by fritillaries. And evidence of skunk early in the evening, around 8:30 or 9.
Today is drismal, and no one except the corvids and icterids are about.  (Now those two, and the fritillaries you must look up for yourself. Take charge of your own learning!)


DeanB said...

My wife says there have been lots of reports of large numbers of painted lady butterflies this year. I'm wondering if it has to do with the lack of honeybees -- if there has been less competition for nectar so butterflies are thriving. Just speculation on my part.

Lois Keen said...

I wonder, DeanB...
Now the admirals are out.