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On a clearwing day

Buzzing along while filling up on nectar, this fuzzy fellow — a Snowberry clearwing moth (Hemaris diffinis) — looks and acts a lot like a bumblebee. Today’s menu may include Beach plum blossoms or some other shrubby flower in the … Continue reading

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Blue dune, without a cove of my own

Beach plum plants (Prunus maritime) laden with soft purple-blue moons lined the trail around one of the observation decks on Sandy Hook. The powdery skins of some seemed etched with fruity hieroglyphics.

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