Butterflies at Eastern Neck NWR

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While seeking birds the past six weeks, I tried my hand at capturing our summer’s butterflies and skippers at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge’s Bayview Butterfly Garden and trail.

I’m sharing a photo collection of all the butterflies (15) and skipper (3) species I was lucky to capture and hopefully identified correctly.  If I’ve misidentified any, please, please let me know, butterfly experts!

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DSC_4552-1 071922 monarch

Monarch

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DSC_1144-1 060322 White Cabbage

Cabbage White

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DSC_2980-1 070622 summer crescent

Pearl Crescent

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DSC_1147-1 060322 Summer Azure

Summer Azure

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DSC_4990-1 072122 Var Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

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DSC_2984-1 070622 Eastern tailed-blue

Eastern Tailed-blue

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DSC_6271-1 072822 HobomokorZabulon

Hobomok (or Zabulon?) Skipper

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DSC_4926-1 072122 Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

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DSC_3712-1 071122 SilverSpottedSkipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

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Unidentified Skipper

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DSC_6249-1 072822 orange sulphur

Clouded or Orange Sulphur

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DSC_6283-1 072822orange or clouded sulphur

Clouded or Orange Sulphur

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DSC_3632-1 070622 cloudless sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

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DSC_4578-1 071922 RSP Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

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DSC_6030-1 072822 ETiger Swtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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DSC_4811-1 072122 Spicebush Swallowtail F

Spicebush Swallowtail (female)

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DSC_2723-1 070622 Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

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and finally, the last one….

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DSC_6037-1 072822 zebra swtail

Zebra Swallowtail

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“Butterflies.…flowers that fly and all but sing.”  – Robert Frost

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A peek at the gardens and fields of flowers at the refuge where the butterflies love to hang out.

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ENNWR Butterfly garden 03 7-6-22

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I have more pretty shots of these butterfly species for another post.

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