Autumn Central Texas butterfly hatches

Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Central Texas has a fall butterfly hatch.  None of the species are large, mostly in the size range of quarter to half dollar, roughly wings about an inch across.  What they lack in stature, they make up for in numbers.  At times, you can’t drive the hill country highways without hitting hundreds of them, and you see hundreds of thousands of them swirling all over the highway in the eddy of passing cars.  The hatch is easily in the many millions, considering the wide area of the hatch.

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A walk along an unmowed stretch usually sees a few hundred butterflies dancing all over the stalks, displacing as one approaches in sort of a wave. It’s a very beautiful thing in the light of the late afternoon sun,a magical ripple effect in the yellow sunlight

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3D Commune closed today.  I pulled my stuff off the site weeks ago, so I’m exactly surprised.  But the lack of advanced warning is the big issue to many.

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My sympathies to those involved.  Lots of people finding it rough.  Then again, people are always finding it rough.  Tighten the belt and trudge onward, like I just did the last couple of weeks.  Such is the cycle.  Life rolls on.

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