Can you guess what this is? Plus last week's answer and winner!
March 29, 2022
Monday Nature Mystery
...a day late!
We are pleased to announce the winner of our last Monday Nature Mystery, Fred Siskind! Please email us your snail mail address and preference for a hat or tote bag to: [email protected]
Congratulations to Fred for correctly identifying the Eastern Comma butterfly, Polygonia comma. According to Butterflies and Moths of North America, these butterflies eat rotting fruit and tree sap and lay eggs on elm and nettle trees. Their wingspan is 1 3/4 - 2 1/2 inches.
Last Week's mystery: Eastern Comma butterfly, polygonia comma. Photo: Bob Blakney
Each Monday we’ll post a new photo and identify the previous week’s winner. They’ll receive an ASNV hat or tote bag.
Here is this week's mystery:
Be sure to post your answer on our Facebook page @AudubonVA under the Monday Mystery post...do not reply to this email with your guess! We only accept entries from our Facebook page, not via email.
Please remember to write the common name, being mindful of hyphens, uppercase and lowercase letters and always include the Latin name in parentheses. To learn more about bird names click here.
Photo: Dixie Sommers
Who is this?
Post your guess (please list both common name and Latin name) on our Facebook page @AudubonVA under this week's Monday Nature Mystery. Remember, we only accept entries from our Facebook page, not via email!
-Audubon Society of Northern Virginia
Please note that we only accept entries on our Facebook page where they are date and time-stamped. Remember that if you need to correct your entry, you should make a new posting rather than correcting the old one so that we get a correct time stamp for your correction. Winners are limited to one prize every 90 days.