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December 8, 2018
The 1,020th and final Painted Lady was also the last butterfly of the 2017 season at the University of Minnesota Biological Station at Itasca State Park. Painted Lady was the most common species in 2017, but none were observed in 2018. (Photos by John Weber/For the Enterprise)
LEPS & ODES: Butterflies have 'dynamic' population fluctuations
December 8, 2018 - 5:00pm
October 20, 2018
A female monarch suddenly opened her wings to signal "back off!' to a bee invading her comfort zone as she nectared blazing star. (Photos by John Weber/For the Enterprise)
LEPS & ODES: A banner year for monarchs
October 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
October 6, 2018
A male Autumn Meadowhawk with straw-colored, "yellow legs" that inspired its former common name.
LEPS & ODES: Dragonfly season concludes with meadowhawks
October 6, 2018 - 12:30pm
September 15, 2018
A close-up of this male Canada Blue Darner shows the distinctive thorax stripe.
Darners: The Northwoods' largest dragonflies
September 15, 2018 - 3:30pm
September 1, 2018
The female Melissa blue lays egs on a legume/pea plant, achieving her destiny as a butterfly.(Jon Weber/For the Enterprise)
LEPS & ODES: Butterfly surprises continue
September 1, 2018 - 5:00pm
June 2, 2018
Appropriately on Memorial Day 2018, a male chalk-fronted corporal reported for "active duty." (John Weber/For the Enterprise)
LEPS & ODES: Dragonfly mass emergence in progress
June 2, 2018 - 11:07am
May 12, 2018
Two male Northern Orioles lined up for grape jelly and oranges Sunday, providing proof that spring has finally arrived. (John Weber/For the Enterprise)
Orioles usher in spring migration
May 12, 2018 - 11:50am
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