An overview of skippers and the three subfamilies of skippers occurring in Northeastern North America. Silver-spotted Skipper is a common to abundant species often seen at nectar sources while Hoary Edge is an uncommon to rare species with no records in northern states. Common Sootywing is in fact an uncommon species of waste places and cultivated field edges. Hayhurst's Scollopwing and Common Checkered-skipper are both southern species although the checkered-skipper pushes northward in fall and may establish tempoarily breeding populations. Cloudywings and duskywing are superficially similar. Overall, cloudywings are less heavily marked and lack groupings of small white spots.
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I love observing nature through the changing seasons both in my Norfolk wildlife garden and the surrounding countryside with my loyal canine companion Starrydog. I blog about wildlife gardening as well as the Norfolk butterflies, wildflowers and other flora and fauna that I come across. Bookmark my Norfolk nature photo blog to keep up to date with my photographic adventures. These charming, vivid orange little butterflies have extended their range recently and seem perfectly happy living two counties further North than their namesake county.
He also received three Navy Crosses and three Silver Stars , for a total of seven awards of the United States military 's three highest decorations for valor in combat. In his ten combat patrols, five in Wahoo and five commanding Tang , O'Kane participated in more successful attacks on Japanese shipping than any other submarine officer during the war. O'Kane qualified for submarines aboard Argonaut in and remained aboard until her overhaul at Mare Island in Morton established a record as an excellent tactician, as he preferred to run the demanding analysis and plots while his executive officer manned the periscopes, a reversal of standard practices.
It contains short dedications to "The Skipper" by ASL Eric Young and Eoghan Lavelle and in some way expresses our estimation and appreciation of the man, both as a sea scout group and as individuals. It is very difficult to write an appreciation of Dick Vekins, known by all his good friends as Skipper, and do him justice. He had such an interesting and varied life in which he achieved so much that it would really take a book or mini series to cover it all.