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Early butterfly sighting in Ohio

Posted by mbhoneybee63 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 6, 12 at 19:18

I was thrilled to see my first butterfly today, a cabbage white! I am a mail carrier so I am outdoors for 6-7 hrs a day. Today was a sunny and 50 degrees with crocuses and jonquils starting to bloom. It seems quite early to see any activity but I have to say it made my day! If it weren't for the cw'ts in the spring and fall there would be very few sightings of bf's at all...hurry up spring!

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RE: Early butterfly sighting in Ohio

That's great to hear - those cabbage whites are SO pretty! I'm sure you'll be seeing more butterflies in the near future!

RE: Early butterfly sighting in Ohio

I saw my first butterfly of the season this week. It was orange-ish but I didn't get close enough to see what it was for sure, maybe a Goatweed Leafwing. It seems early but it won't get frozen anytime soon. Our forecast looks pretty warm for now.
There aren't many flowers blooming in my yard, just a little creeping phlox and daffodils. I think I'll put out some fruit. I have some bananas that are getting too ripe.

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