Fiery Skipper!

7 09 2010

Fiery Skipper - wot a stunna!

This cracking little skipper showed up at the Quaker Ridge Hawkwatch “Oasis” today. Skippers are generally a mindbogglingly dull little group of butterflies in my opinion – like the peeps of the butterfly world. They are fun to try and identify though. The Fiery Skipper really bucks this trend – it literally glows bright orange. Not the first uncommon butterfly at the watch this year with personal highlights including Common Checkered Skipper and White M Hairstreak. A website I like for butterflies is the Massachussets  Butterfly Club website (here).