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Old 11-19-2012, 10:01 PM   #291
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I'm kinda lazy when it comes to identifying these lovely butterflies, and inspecific as it may be, I just refer to 'em all as Questionmarks and let someone else sort 'em out.
LOL!

Maybe I should start doing that...but, I bet I'll get corrected all of the time by those butterfly experts--except that one I stumble upon that really will be a question mark.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:59 PM   #292
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LOL!

Maybe I should start doing that...but, I bet I'll get corrected all of the time by those butterfly experts--except that one I stumble upon that really will be a question mark.
Yeah, I know what you mean. We just got to deal with all of these experts! Specificity, you know!
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:50 AM   #293
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That Julia is so pretty! Haven't seen any in a long time! But we did finally get some Common Mestra back this fall.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:18 AM   #294
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... we did finally get some Common Mestra back this fall.
Another one I'm unfamiliar with...but what a beauty! I love the photo and how the colors of the butterfly are mimicked in the colors in the background. The simple beauty of her(?) markings really struck me.

Maybe you could add it to the photo of the month contest...whether you chose to crop it or not, I think it is a contender.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:06 PM   #295
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That Julia is so pretty! Haven't seen any in a long time! But we did finally get some Common Mestra back this fall.
Gorgeous butterfly! Never saw a common mestra before. I will have to look it up.
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I finally got a bunch of butterflies here, too! Long-tailed skippers, Fiery skippers and lots of brown ones I don't know. And Gulf Coast Fritillaries like ya'll have, and many, many Queens. Also: Some Monarchs, Painted Ladies, Buckeyes, a Dog-faced Sulphur, Red Admiral, Giant and Tiger swallowtails, Pipevine Swallowtail...they just love my Eupatoriums! But the prize was three Julia Longwings---I haven't seen any of these for several years.
Beautiful photos of some gorgeous critters! I am going through butterfly withdrawal here in NJ. Sigh.

Are those flowers blue mist flowers?

Would love to see a queen and a julia, but alas, I only get to see them in butterfly houses.
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Gorgeous butterfly! Never saw a common mestra before. I will have to look it up.
Welcome back, bridget. Good to see you posting again.

Hope things are getting back to normal where you are...and that you are enjoying the holiday.
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Beautiful photos of some gorgeous critters! I am going through butterfly withdrawal here in NJ. Sigh.

Are those flowers blue mist flowers?

Would love to see a queen and a julia, but alas, I only get to see them in butterfly houses.

Yep, those are blue mist flowers. I have never seen the butterflies love anything around here like they love those mist flowers. The weather is still warm, so the flowers are still going and the butterflies are still showing!
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Welcome back, bridget. Good to see you posting again.

Hope things are getting back to normal where you are...and that you are enjoying the holiday.
Things are slowly getting better around here, thanks. Many of my neighbors still aren't home, so it still feels odd.

My street had a visit from THE CLAW this past Sunday. There are these huge garbage trucks going around to clean up the debris. They have to brace the truck down to the road and then this HUGE CLAW comes and picks u all the debris. It is quite overwhelming and loud. My small city of Ventnor has already removed over 2,000 TONS of storm debris and they aren't done yet.

Here's hoping you had a nice holiday, too!
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Things are slowly getting better around here, thanks. Many of my neighbors still aren't home, so it still feels odd.

My street had a visit from THE CLAW this past Sunday. There are these huge garbage trucks going around to clean up the debris. They have to brace the truck down to the road and then this HUGE CLAW comes and picks u all the debris. It is quite overwhelming and loud. My small city of Ventnor has already removed over 2,000 TONS of storm debris and they aren't done yet.

Here's hoping you had a nice holiday, too!
Including your description of "THE CLAW" and what is does...how much it cleaned up and how much still left undone really helps me better understand what folks are still going through. I think it is important to hear personal stories like that. THanks.

We did enjoy the holiday...and we are enjoying the long weekend break as well. How did your school make out?
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