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A Tiny Visitor

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This tattered moth hung out all day on the patio window.

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Mr. Groundhog

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This guy is unflappable. He will park himself just a foot from my patio and then graze, while Thomas yells at him to get offa his lawn. Mr. Groundhog has zero effs to give.

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Turkey Vultures

Turkey Vultures on the Roof

I came home to turkey vultures on the roof and a dead deer in the back field. Thomas was really disappointed when I didn’t let him join in the deer disposal festivities.

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Visitors

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Painted Lady Butterfly

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Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly

I see all the best stuff when I’m outside with Thomas. Last night, it was a meteor. Today it was butterflies visiting my zinnias.

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Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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I think the wind just momentarily bent her wing over. I don’t think it was actually damaged.

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Spider and Baby Zinnia

Spider

Baby Zinnia

The babies are finally starting to bloom. There are also more day lilies budding. Hopefully our neighborhood doe won’t clear cut them.

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Eight-spotted Forester

Eight-spotted Forester

Eight-spotted Forester

Eight-spotted Forester

This little moth was a new visitor. I’ve never seen one before.

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Skippers

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Silver-spotted Skipper 8 August 2016

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Sachem skipper? 17 August 2017

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 18 August 2016

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Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 17 August 2016

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Close-up 15 August 2016

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Spicebush Swallowtail

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24 August 2016

I always get these confused with the dark Eastern Tiger Swallowtails. I think this is a Spicebush Swallowtail, though.

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