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Phenology with local naturalist Larry Weber every Friday morning at 8:20 on Northland Morning.

Backyard Almanac: The Butterflies of Summer

A furry brown and orange butterfly on a cluster of pink flowers
Shari Hindman [via Flickr]
Hobomak Skipper

Snapping turtles are laying their eggs, frogs are making noise, and the dragonflies are flitting about in large numbers.

While you're outdoors, you're also likely to spot butterflies. Monarchs, tiger swallowtails, northern crescents, and the Hobomak Skipper are a few of the varieties that are floating about the Northland.

When the sun goes down, keep your eyes open for fireflies. These insects are in decline, but for the time being are still lighting up summer nights.

You can hear Backyard Almanac every Friday at 8:20am on Northland Morning.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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