Month: June 2009

Regal Fritillary Butterfly Trip Preview

By Joe Sebastiani, Members Program Team Leader On Friday, July 10th, you have the unique opportunity to see one of our rarest, and most beautiful butterflies…the Regal Fritillary.  Jeffrey Glassberg, author of the “Through Binoculars” series, calls it “…one of our largest and most splendid butterflies.”  Kenn Kaufman, in his field guide to Butterflies of …

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Hummingbirds Happening

By Derek Stoner, Education Program Assistant VRRMMMMM!  VRRMMMMMM!  What’s that humming  sound? The namesake sound of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds is beginning to be more noticeable in backyards as families of these feathered dynamos start foraging actively at flowers and feeders. Juvenile hummingbirds are fledging(leaving the nest) and heading out into the brave new world.  With their wings(beating 60 times per second),  long …

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