Progress of the Seasons Journal: Late May, 1827-1862.

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Spring is arriving head over heals and plunging on into Summer. No attempts here to make sense of it, just a mix of historical data for the last days of May combined with a mish-mash of photographs showing what we’re currently seeing hereabouts and nowabouts.

Solomon's seal

Solomon’s Seal is now at full steam. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

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A Juniper Hairstreak form Dutchess County, look for these beautiful butterflies around Red Cedar.

A Juniper Hairstreak form Dutchess County, look for these beautiful butterflies around Red Cedar. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

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Ragged Robin, a sporadic non-native in our fields.  CLICK TO ENLARGE.

Ragged Robin, a sporadic non-native in our fields.
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Palmate-leafed Violet, now flowering at a rocky area near you.  CLICK TO ENLARGE.

Palmate-leafed Violet, now flowering at a rocky area near you.
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Eleagnus (Russian and Summer Olive) is now in sweet-scented bloom in many hedgerows. CLICK TO ENLARGE.
Eleagnus (Russian and Summer Olive) is now in sweet-scented bloom in many hedgerows.
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The somewhat spent flowers of Bladdernut; this plant tends to occur on lime areas in our region. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

The somewhat spent flowers of Bladdernut; this plant tends to occur on lime areas in our region.
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The most common native butterfly now about is probably the Pearl Crescent. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

The most common native butterfly now about is probably the Pearl Crescent.
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Oh yeah, Eastern Tent Caterpillar is also setting up camp, preferably on Cherries. CLICK TO ENLARGE.
Oh yeah, Eastern Tent Caterpillar is also setting up camp, preferably on Cherries.
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Forest Tent caterpillar, notice the dotted line along the back as opposed to the Eastern Tent's solid line. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

Forest Tent caterpillar, notice the dotted line along the back as opposed to the Eastern Tent’s solid line.
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A Common Yellow Throat, one of our relatively recent warbler arrivals.... Witchity... Witchity.. CLICK TO ENLARGE.
A Common Yellow Throat, one of our relatively recent warbler arrivals…. Witchity… Witchity..
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A probable Cabbage White caterpillar making a meal of Garlic Mustard. These two non-natives have probably 'known' each other for eons. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

A probable Cabbage White caterpillar making a meal of Garlic Mustard. These two non-natives have probably ‘known’ each other for eons.
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A Beaver Pond Baskettail, amongst our early-flying dragonflies. CLICK TO ENLARGE.
A Beaver Pond Baskettail, amongst our early-flying dragonflies.
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A Mayfly who appeared at the time befitting its name. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

A Mayfly who appeared at the time befitting its name.
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