Great Southern White

As a few of us lingered at the end of our walk at Coastal Oaks Preserve, a somewhat tattered great southern white butterfly (Ascia monuste) was sipping nectar from two nearby native plants, oakleaf fleabane (Erigeron quercifoliius) ... ... and…

Pretty Pepperweed

Virginia pepperweed (Lepidium virginicum) was lush and lovely at the Coastal Oaks Preserve when we visited on 2/26/2022. Native from southern Canada through most of the U.S. to central America, this wildflower can be weedy elsewhere and in its native…

Marvelous migration

Great southern white butterflies (Ascia┬ámounte) are especially abundant this year, as they migrate northward. Archbold Biological Station Executive Director Dr. Hilary Swain noted their abundance at the 25th anniversary celebration for Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge held by the Friends…

Another Great Southern White

Great southern white butterflies (Ascia monuste) were abundant on our walk at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge on 4/27/2014. Karen Schuster sent this photo of one sipping nectar from lantana (Lantana camara), an invasive pest plant that is very attractive…