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Re(1): Chryxus Arctic

There was no sign of the Chryxus Arctic butterfly this morning, but in the same area we found what appeared to be clumps of Poverty Oat Grass which the larvae are known to feed on. There was a nice Long Dash Skipper flying today.

Last year a huge Cecropia Moth caterpillar had spun its cocoon in a cherry tree by cell 4 to overwinter. We were curious if the moth had emerged yet. After pulling apart the exterior layers, we found the pupa had been parasitized and was totally dessicated.

A late Semipalmated Plover was on the beach at the south end of cell 2. A female Wood Duck had nine ducklings with her in cell 4.

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