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Fragments from Floyd

Final Flowers

https://fredfirst.smugmug.com/September-to-Decenber-2016/i-K7TLjjQ/A

This Pearl Crescent (my best guess at ID–click image to enlarge) makes a final stop for nectar before–what? Has this butterly already laid eggs to overwinter while the adults will succumb to the first hard freeze?

If the latter, this one can flit around another couple of weeks at best. Usually Halloween is when the thermostat dials down with nighttime temps into the 20s.

Bask in today’s sun before tomorrow’s rain and the weekend cool-down, Floyd folk. We’ve had an easy autumn of it but don’t let your guard down.

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