Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Butterflies spotted lately

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Swallowtail in a mud area on Saturday.

Douglas County is on the extreme west side of the habitat area. Today I spotted another one, but it seemed to have a shorter tail. The swallowtail breeds in most low woodlands near swamps and rivers. Adults fly to nectar plants in open fields and brushy areas. This one was interested in the muddy area in our driveway.
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A male and female Regal Fritillary


According to the Butterflies and Moths of North America web site, the Regal Fritillary is "rapidly vanishing or declining in its range." Both of these are very intrested in the Sullivant's milkweed in the pasture.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Evan's first birthday

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Of course, we enjoyed the traditional first birthday cake. Evan had a good time---and so did we.

Sis loves to swim


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Sister is Aaron, Adam & Evan's dog. She loves to swim. She even tried to swim after us when we were going out in the boat. Notice how she splashes and bites at the water.