We are delighted with the number and diversity of birds at Leopold's Preserve and encourage everyone to visit us to view the many species of year-round winged residents and migratory species that stop by on their way north and south.
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September 8, 2016 - Our naturalist stroll with Lyt Wood focused on "Flying Things" - birds, butterflies, dragonflies and clouds. During the walk Mr. Wood identified a belted kingfisher, Canada goose, Carolina wren, catbird, cowbird, chimney swift, goldfinch, green heron, indigo bunting, killdeer, mallard, mockingbird, mourning dove, red-shouldered hawk, tufted titmouse, turkey vulture, and white-breasted nuthatch.
He also noted the following butterflies: buckeye, eastern tailed blue, hackberry emperor, least skipper, monarch, orange sulphur, pearl crescent, spicebush swallowtail, wood nymph and varigated fritillary.
Dragonflies and damselflies noted include: saddlebags, common whitetail, eastern pondhawk, green darner, halloween pennant, and a wandering glider.
Lyt Wood, naturalist and expert on local flora and fauna
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