Butterfly expert and board member Barbara Woodmansee has been working with Refuge staff and a few volunteers to survey the butterflies of the Lower Suwannee NWR. Her photos and expertise enabled Friends to produce our guidebook, Butterflies of the Lower Suwannee, with information on all the species that have been definitively documented to be on the Refuge . . . Until Now!!
On Monday, June 12, 2023, she and her team spotted the Seminole Texan Crescent.
According to Barbara: "This little beauty can be found in dark, swampy areas north, south and east of the Lower Suwannee NWR, but for more than 10 years, I have never been able to find one in the Refuge. Yesterday, we found 9 of them on the Nature Drive, and I hope they're here to stay"!
Here is what to look for:
Also seen and photographed by Barbara on this same survey day were: