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Dawn Vesey
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Weekend Visit to Adirondack State Park
I stopped at Northhampton Community Gardens on my way west in hopes of spotting either a Long-Tailed Skipper or a Checkered White, but I was unlucky on both.  Still, it was a wonderful couple of hours under overcast skies and cool temps. Monarch Monarch Vic...
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Tower Hill Dahlia Show and More
I visited Tower Hill Botanic Garden today to see the Dahlia Show.  It was wonderful, and I also enjoyed walking the gardens under cloudy skies.  I didn't see too many butterflies, even though it was plenty warm enough.  I saw a few Cabbage Whites in the veg...
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A Visit to Drumlin Farm
Today Lucy and I met at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln to look in Boyce Field for butterflies.  Afterwards, we stopped at the farm stand down the road and walked through their flower field and finally, we made a stop at Nine Acre Corner to check for Bronze Coppers...
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A Visit to Drumlin Farm
Drumlin Farm is a pretty place for a hike!  Here are the highlights from my hike: Clouded Sulphur Prairie Warbler (my first fall migrant) Cedar Waxwings (adult and juvenile) juvenile Cedar Waxwing American Goldfinch another Only one hollyhock in bloom, but ...
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A Vist to Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Tower Hill was so fun today!  There was a carnivorous plant show that pulled in a lot of families with young children, and there was a garden emporium with music blasting outside, so it wasn't quite as serene as usual....but there was plenty to entertain. F...
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Wings at BHCL
Today's winged creatures: Clouded Sulphur House Finch enjoying a rotting apple Gray Hairstreak Cabbage White Northern Flicker American Goldfinch Song Sparrow a simple bird, but love it sitting in the midst of these beautiful grasses Pearl Crescent
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A Visit to Northampton Community Gardens
Today was my son's move in day at UMass Amherst, which put me very close to Northampton Community Gardens, a prime butterfly spot.  After move in, set up, a hearty breakfast and a heartfelt good-bye, I headed over to spend a few hours in the community garde...
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A Visit to Garden in the Woods
I opted to stay close to home today so I visited Garden in the Woods mid afternoon.  Here are the highlights of this September visit:  Super Turtle!  (looked like he thought he could fly) Blue Lobelia  Great Spangled Fritillary  Jewelweed Virginia Meadow Be...
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A Visit to Garden in the Woods
I opted to stay close to home today so I visited Garden in the Woods mid afternoon.  Here are the highlights of this September visit:  Super Turtle!  (looked like he thought he could fly) Blue Lobelia  Great Spangled Fritillary  Jewelweed Virginia Meadow Be...
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A Visit to Drumlin Farm
I took a late afternoon walk at Drumlin Farm, staying primarily in Boyce Field.  Before I even arrived at the flower field, a Giant Swallowtail flew by me (near the bird cages).  I never saw it again, but it was a thrill to see my first one for Massachusett...
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