Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Xerces Society

While walking this morning I saw a
Little Wood Satyr.
A lifer for me.

The leaves on the Dogwood are starting to turn.
It seems very early.
Perhaps it is global dimming in my backyard.

Walking in my backyard is walking with Butterflies.

I enjoy them very much.
I decided to start a life butterfly list.
It will be like my bird list.

I also decided to join the Xerces Society.


smilnsigh said...

A Little Wood Satyr. What a lovely name... :-)

I too am seeing changing leaves. But it is near mid August so maybe we shouldn't be surprised. I know, it's always a bit of a shock though, isn't it? Seeing the first changing leaves.. -sigh-

And around these parts, we didn't have as many of the usual spurts of heat, this summer. No need to install all the window A/C units. So different. Where did Global Warming go?

But it has been weather, to consider plans for building an ark. ,-)

Maybe it's just fluctuations. I'm old enough to remember many weather fluctuations, in my lifetime. :-)

Miss Mari-Nanci

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry......this post made me think of autumn.....my dogwood is still green, although autumn is definately not far away....

your butterflies are delight ful....so very very pretty....

Q said...

Dear Mari-Nanci,
I knew it was a Satyr when I saw her because I look at the pictures in my butterfly book all the time.
It seems early to me to see leaves changing...my firebush also is showing a blush. I love the cooler mornings.
I think we have global climate change...some areas are wetter or hotter.
The light is different than a month ago; change is happening.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
I would not mind an early Autumn that lingers deep into winter! I find I am looking for signs that the seasons are starting to change. The male Gold Finches molt and change into their Winter colors. I am watching them too.
Yesterday was a big butterfly day.
The Tigers and Giants come off and on all day. The Red-spotted and the Black looked very pretty I thought. I have a couple more months with the butterflies.