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Uncertain Taxonomy

A year ago lightning ignited the Cove Fire in the Modoc National Forest near Adin CA (Modoc County). About 31,000 acres were burned before the fire was contained. Since then Leonard and periodically return to a site along Forest Road … Continue reading

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Alfalfa Butterfly

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Orange sulfur is another common name for the alfalfa butterfly (Colias eurytheme). The larvae of this butterfly feed, usually at night, on alfalfa and other legumes including peas, clover and lupines. Alfalfa butterfly larvae are often so numerous that they … Continue reading

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