Hovey Lake

I recently made two trips to Hovey Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, in extreme southwestern Indiana. I visited Hovey Lake regularly from 1999 to 2011 while working on my book, primarily to photograph immigrant species. Immigrant species are not permanent residents in Indiana but… Read more

Gravel Magic

As I mentioned in my previous post about Zebra Swallowtails, gravel roads can be great places to look for butterflies. After rain, when the gravel is damp and mud forms in bare spots, many opportunities arise for close observation of butterflies. Last week I finally… Read more

Olympia Marble

On Sunday, May 8, Sandy and I led a butterfly walk at Miller Woods and Miller Beach in Lake County as part of the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival. We met the outing participants at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, gave a brief PowerPoint show to… Read more

Azures!

Spring officially arrived here in southern Indiana on March 14. We were just returning from a short trip and I parked the car in our driveway. Sandy stepped out of the car and suddenly said, “Azure!” She had flushed a beautiful male azure from the… Read more

Skunk Cabbage

I am most interested in plants which play a role in the life cycle of butterflies, either as larval hosts or nectar sources, but there are some plants which fascinate me in their own right. Skunk Cabbage is one of those plants. I enjoy seeking… Read more
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