Tag: butterflies

  1. Sail into 2021 with the Butterflies and Moths of the Smokies

    Sail into 2021 with the Butterflies and Moths of the Smokies Each and every year, the Great Smoky Mountains are home to an intricately orchestrated show that has been going on since calendars were invented—wildflowers bloom in spring, leaves fall in autumn, and the Smokies’ many unique butterflies and moths come from near and far on their patterned wings to float amongst it all right on cue.  Read more...
  2. Puddling Butterflies: Recalling Cataloochee Swallowtails

    Puddling Butterflies: Recalling Cataloochee Swallowtails Story and photos by Bob Raynor  A black swallowtail butterfly recently presented itself on my garden’s chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus). Seeing the butterfly brought back a memory of a gathering of darkly colored butterflies in Cataloochee Valley from almost seven years ago. It was a memory of time spent with family—and a Read more...
  3. Making a List and Checking it Twice

    Making a List and Checking it Twice By Emma DuFort, Publications Specialist  If you keep a bird feeder in your yard, or know someone who does, you probably know that keeping track of which birds appear is a fun and popular pastime. But it doesn’t have to stop at the bird feeder—it can be very rewarding to familiarize yourself with all the kinds of flora and fauna Read more...

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