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Common Buckeye

Posted on Nov 2, 2015

You can still find butterflies like the Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) even here in November. This individual was sunning itself on a cool morning, still looking like those wings are in great shape in late autumn. Our science and conservation staff surveys and records butterflies across a multitude of sites in New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, helping to increase the knowledge of range and abundance for certain species, discover early or late individuals pushing the boundaries of flight seasons, and adding layers information on the biodiversity at important locations. We also work to improve habitat for pollinator species by planting native species, increasing or improving habitat, and striving to protect them from various threats such as unchecked development and pollutants. Butterflies are such a vital and gorgeous part of our food web, and they deserve our constant care and attention!

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Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator