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Tawny Emperor - T. DeWitt

Meet the Tawny Emperor

Posted by Diane Wilhite -

This has been a good summer for butterfly sightings. The purple coneflowers in our gardens were a popular attractant for many; monarchs, red admirals, fritillaries, the occasional swallowtail and other familiar nectar sippers. We even hosted a buckeye, who for two days defended his territory. This was also the summer I learned that not all butterflies are drawn to flowers....

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