That August trip to Townsend, Georgia was fantastic. I photographed butterflies and more in Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge ( a national birder destination ) and at Ft. Federica on St. Simons Island.
Go back in 2019? Oh, I hope. Little Metalmark butterflies and Eastern Pygmy butterflies eluded me, and I so miss these tiny winged beauties.
The coast of Georgia features a ‘necklace’ of very special refuges, and I never did get to Sapelo Island, Jekyll Island and . . . .
My life will be forever richer for the sights and critters that I saw those 6 days, alligators, wood storks, egrets, great blue herons, green herons, rails and maybe 1,680. butterflies.
This was a big year for Gulf Fritillary butterflies, like this one, nectaring on resplendent Liatris blooms.
Good for you Georgia, successfully preserving so much of your Rich coastal habitat!