As you might recall, Ocracoke resident, Peter Vankevich, told me he had seen a number (actually 42) migrating peregrine falcons on a recent morning. A friend of his wrote an article about these magnificent birds. Hal Broadfoot writes on FayObserver.com that "In four hours, [Peter] saw more peregrine falcons than once were believed to exist in the eastern U.S..... He also told me that the next day, his friends had seen 50 additional peregrines making a beeline south."
You can read Broadfoot's article here: http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2012/10/06/1209025?sac=fo.life.
Several readers wrote to inform me that the caterpillar that has been feeding on my passion flower vine, and that gave me a minor rash, is the larva stage of the Gulf Fritillary Butterfly. As it turns out, I have not only the caterpillars, but the butterflies in my yard. The butterflies are beautiful creatures, but it is maddeningly difficult to get a good photo of them because they flit around so erratically. But I did manage to catch these two (one with wings outspread, the other barely visible).
|Gulf Fritillary Butterfly|
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a gallery of photos of fences on Howard Street and Lawton Lane. To go directly to the this month's Newsletter click here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092112.htm.
Beautiful and worth getting a rash for! Just found a rental for next May. I cannot wait to get back to Ocracoke and do the Ghost Tour again. This time I am bringing my boyfriend, so it doesn't matter how many grave yards I need to walk by after to get back home! I will have protection. As always, enjoy reading your daily journals.ReplyDelete
Yes, thank you for the photo.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry you got a rash but I'm very pleased it didn't cause you to exterminate the offender! Lovely!ReplyDelete
thanks for posting..ReplyDelete
Isn't this experience something like life, Philip? Often, we have to suffer through something unpleasant to realize something most beautiful?ReplyDelete
NC Mainlander thanks you for your lovely butterfly photo.