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Elusive Butterfly – Ceraunus Blue

These are pretty little butterflies.  Their wingspan seldom gets much over an inch at full extension.  You see them as bright flashes of blue as the males fly around but they flicker out and disappear as soon as they land … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterfly Eggs and Peaches

Today I went out in the yard to see what was happening.  I know folks think Florida doesn’t have seasons but that’s just not so.  I few weeks ago we had peach and mango blossoms on the trees and my … Continue reading

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Ceraunus Blue – Hemiargus Ceraunus

This is another small butterfly, similar to the Grey Hairstreak I showed in May. It’s about the same size as can be seen here where a Ceraunus Blue is sharing lunch with a Hairstreak. You can see the blue of … Continue reading

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Looks like I’ll have one less butterfly this year

I have a Butterfly Weed – Asclepias curassavica in a pot hoping to attract more butterflies. It is a host plant for Monarchs and other butterflies seem to like it too. It seems to have worked because I soon found … Continue reading

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Nikon V1 with the Nikkor 55-200mm VR kit lens

The Nikkor 55-200mm VR is a common kit zoom for the DSLR range. I tried one on my Nikon V1 using the FT-1 adapter. I had previously tried other AF-S lenses but felt that they were cumbersome and the requirement … Continue reading

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A stopoff at Ollies Pond

One of our small natural areas is a place called Ollies Pond.  It is a nice pond in a residential area which attracts a lot of wading and water birds.  I was passing by on my way back from the … Continue reading

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An introduction to the Wildflower Preserve

The Lemon Bay Conservancy has acquired 80 acres of the former Wildflower golf course and renamed it the Wildflower Preserve.  Access is limited to guided tours at present as they are working to create paths and facilities along the trail.  … Continue reading

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