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Monarchs Moving

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017

Monarchs Moving

Anecdotal Monarch reports continue to be encouraging across North America! From what I have read on social media and heard from friends plenty of people are spotting sizable numbers of the species even still now in November as they make their way to Mexico. Do YOU have anything to report? Scott Kruitbosch RTPI Conservation & Outreach...

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Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017

Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Here’s a Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) shot from this summer to add a little to the mood of our Halloween week. These delightfully bold butterflies have such a terrific contrast to them. While I have not seen any of them recently, I certainly have seen many other butterfly species still on the wing thanks to such a warm October. These include still sizable numbers of Painted Lady, Monarch, Common Buckeye, Orange Sulphur, and more. Do you still have any butterflies in your yard? Any flower you can find now is going to attract them! Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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Monarch Chrysalis

Posted by on Oct 7, 2017

Monarch Chrysalis

Let’s switch it up! I have been photographing plenty of butterflies on beautiful fall flowers recently, but this unexpected sight came thanks to the eye of Audubon Connecticut at Stratford Point Land Steward Stefan Martin. The Monarch chrysalis seen here was found yesterday despite the late date, and considering our weather conditions and the favorable location it should have enough time to emerge and head south with all the rest. Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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Monarch on Calico Aster

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017

Monarch on Calico Aster

I apologize in advance, but I have a touch of Monarch madness, and I cannot help but photograph them nonstop right now! This beauty was feeding on calico aster a couple days ago, helping to highlight why all of those aster species are so important to our pollinators so late in the season… Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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RTPI Protecting Pollinators

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017

RTPI Protecting Pollinators

How many Monarchs have you seen this year? Anecdotal reports that I have heard- along with my own personal experiences – seem to indicate this was an improved season for one of our favorite butterflies. RTPI’s partnership and collaborative work at Audubon Connecticut at Stratford Point with Audubon Connecticut plus Sacred Heart University and the Connecticut Butterfly Association continues to aid our pollinators with expanded gardens and grasslands fueling or hosting dozens and dozens of species each day. I will show you more of our 2017 accomplishments soon, but for now please...

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