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Henry’s Elfin

An interesting find on the Redbud.  This is a butterfly called Henry’s Elfin (Callophrys henrici).  They are a type of hairstreak butterfly-quite small like all hairstreaks.  Usually unnoticed, as they don’t have the bright orange flashy colors associated with many butterflies.  The intricate scale pattern is very attractive. I was looking over the Redbud blossoms, […]

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Spring is Here

Spring is here!  The signs are everywhere.  Trees are greening out and flowering.  The May Apples are up, the dogwoods are just starting to leaf out.  Winter birds such as the Cedar waxwings are still hanging around waiting on the bountiful supply of berries from fruiting bushes and trees.  But early spring migrants are arriving.  […]

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Green Anole

This Green Anole was photographed on my deck 31Mar2012.

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Dainty Sulphur

These very small yellow butterflies, appropriately named Dainty Sulphur are hardly noticed as they flutter by in search of nectar or pause briefly to rest.  This image was taken in my yard on 6Apr12 in northwest Louisiana.  Dainty Sulphurs are common to the entire south central United States and may be found throughout much of the […]

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American Lady

In the butterfly world there are several “Ladies”.  The southern U.S. has two species, American Lady and Painted Lady. Both have very  colorful upper wings and can easily be confused.  The image above was taken in my backyard on 4Apr12.  The partially opened wings show bright orange.  Look closely on the left upper wing in the […]

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