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These pretty, relatively small butterflies are always out in our yard from the last week in April to the second week in May. They never seem to stop flying except for the briefest of moments, and I was lucky to get even one picture. This photo was taken May 2, 2011, in Montgomery County, PA.

Falcate Orangetips eat the nectar of mustards and violets ( our woods have a goodly amount of these plants), and they prefer open, moist woods.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthocharis_midea

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I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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