Cloaks acting Cloaky...
Abt 3 days ago.My husband came inside to tell me that a Mourning Cloak
Was outside sitting on the ground sunning.It was on the path that leads
Upslope to our auto shop which is abt 100 yards behind our house.This
Path is a territorial path shared by the AngleWings,Red Admirals,and Cloaks who have long been established here.I have not observed other
Butterflies hanging out here.Anyway I walked up to see it and before I
Reached it I saw another Cloak approach it which result was a sort of
Confrontation with both butterflies facing off and flying straight up in the
Air with neither giving ground until they were above the tree tops at which
Point one gave way and the other chased it into the woods and was back
In a moment to sit down in the same spot.It sunned for a while before
Leaving.Today the AngleWings are disputing another spot on the path.
They all really like this path,and they usually hold to the same general
Spots .The weather has been rather mild this season so far.I keep all
My big heavy coated feed sacks in the pool shed after they are empty
To cover seed beds on nights if the temps are going to drop too low.
I planted a little early this year so I did use the sacks.With the adopted
Dogs and my husband's Emu I can keep up a good supply of these
This afternoon a beautiful Eastern Tiger showed up abt the yard;it is the
First this season.I hope these butterflies are not out too early!!!