Throwback Thursday: Pelican Island NWR 2018

3/11/2018 trip to Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge (PINWR), a special tram tour with PINWR & ORCA volunteers ... Happy Halophytes, the saltmarsh succulents saltwort (Batis maritima) and glasswort (Salicornia sp.) at Joe Michael Overlook ... Lyreleaf sage (Salvia lyrata)…

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…

Wonderful Great Whites

Karen Schuster sent this photo taken at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area of a male great southern white butterfly (Ascia monuste) on common beggarticks (Bidens alba), a favored nectar source. The yellowish marking on the hindwing is indicative of the…