One day you wash up on the beach, wet and naked. Another day you wash back out. In between, the scenery changes constantly.
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Beach Report, Sunday 04/02/17
Falcate Orangetip butterfly in the roadside weeds. This butterfly only appears for a few weeks in spring, before most of the other butterflies (My 2017 year's count is 6 species). It's easily mistaken for that weed among butterflies, the Cabbage White, which is also out now, but it's a hair smaller and flies a little differently. Only the males have the orange tips that give it the name, but both sexes have the black scallop markings on the wings, and a marbled pattern underneath.
Labels: beach, butterflies, Chesapeake Bay, fossils, Skye
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