Sunday, June 28, 2020

Beach Report 6/28/20

A warm and humid day, but partial clouds kept it from getting too bad.

On the way down to the beach, Skye paused long enough for me to get a picture or two of this Pearl Crescent.
Compare and contrast to the Silvery Checkerspot I found last weekend at Raccoon State Park in Pennsylvania. I don't know if this is mimicry, convergent evolution or closely related species.
 One of the neatest flowers around, Button Bush.
A decent crowd at the beach, but not as crowded as yesterday.
 A Spicebush Swallowtail puddling on the beach.
Up at the big cliff fall I found this whale vertebra embedded in a clay lump. Also found in the clay, but not pictured, a large but broken Snaggletooth, a big cookie, several Ecphora in various states of disrepair, and the best preserved Scallop shell I've ever found. Plus we found the usual complement of random teeth (including a fragodile) scattered around on the beach.

Skye and Georgia take the lead on the way home.

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