Mike, that is a very nice capture. The Astors make a nice setting.
We've had them around for the last several months. Your lighting shows
up the coloring very nicely.
The Fiery Skipper and the Zabulon Skipper are the most impressive of the
bunch that I have encountered. Here is a Zabulon:
On 9/28/20 4:06 PM, Mike Gordon via olympus wrote:
Likely my last chance to find a Bronze on our asters took place last Saturday
with a very sparsely attended NABA outing. It was foggy and cool for the
first 1.5 hrs of looking which limited the sightings of any flutterbys close to
The sun broke through and found some interesting critters but could not find
any Bronze Coppers. I learned later that a couple were spotted later that
afternoon, but had looked in all the usual areas X 2.
I have never spotted a Fiery Skipper until today--I did find him and scratched my head.
They were not seen in these parts until a few years ago--a late season uncommon migrant.
It seems we will see more with the climate changing and they can be very abundant in
other areas. I am not a super skipper fan as many seem to be LBJ's----official
designation for "little brown jobs." This one is a tad better and I did my
best on the processing.
Tullahoma, TN USA
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