Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Common Buckeyes: keep your eyes out

Jimmy Tarrant and I were fishing about a week ago in Narragansett, RI, and while we didn't catch any fish, we did notice loads of butterflies coming in off the ocean. All in all, I probably saw about 20 Common Buckeyes moving northward (in contrast to the Monarchs hugging the coast going west). Apparently, it has been a great year for them in the mid-Atlantic and some may move north instead of south. There have been loads around in coastal areas and they can survive cold weather a bit better than most other butterflies, so keep your eyes out.

The most common view you get of buckeyes - through grasses, leaves, etc.

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