June 21, 2009

Comma and Skipper

I got two butterfly lifers today-Tawny edged Skipper and Eastern Comma! I ordered a butterfly net, cage, and book (Kaufman) to get started with learning about and seeing more butterflies up close. Everything has arrived except for the net so I am stuck with trapping butterflies with the fine-mesh cage by putting it over them and scaring them up into it. As you may be able to guess this didn't work too well. Keep watching for more posts to do with butterflies especially once my net comes.


Ali Iyoob said...

Please don't use a net. It hurts the butterfly and you can easily ID them in the wild. If you have a camera, snap a photo of the skippers for further reference.

Carol said...

what's the cage and net for? Just start taking pictures.