The Wood Folk Diaries: Volume 3, Chapter 10: Violets for Greater Fritillaries

The Wood Folk Diaries: Volume 3, Chapter 10: Violets for Greater Fritillaries

Dear Wood Folk, Around cottage country, Ontario we have numerous fritillary butterflies. From a distance these bright orange butterflies are sometimes mistaken for monarchs. Fritillary can be a hard word to retain; at least it was for me. (Frit frit frit.. (h)illary. Repeat 10 times. Maybe picture a Hillary you know “freaking lit”.) Our most …

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The Wood Folk Diaries: Volume 3, Chapter 6: Skippers & Wood Nymphs in the Long Grasses

The Wood Folk Diaries: Volume 3, Chapter 6: Skippers & Wood Nymphs in the Long Grasses

Dear Wood Folk, Strolling through the grasses here in the summertime you’ll likely see these small butterflies: The hobomok skipper (Lon hobomok) is the most common skipper in the Haliburton Highlands. And the majority of our skippers look something like a hobomok, being similarly orangey and paper airplane winged. Skippers are mostly recognizable due to …

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