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Archived: I first saw this goose family on May 16, 2017 at W. Fever beaver pond.
I made the decision to return daily and was priviledged to watch the chicks develop
feeding on the tall grass on the edge of the pond, leaving the pond for the res. a few days later.
A fascinating article about Goslings, here.


With thanks to Dave Small for the correct i.d. I had it pegged as a Gray Hairstreak. I was wrong.
Wikipedia has a nice description of the Eastern Tailed Blue, with photos, here.


I chose Wiki again for Dogwood info. because of their detailed explanation of the source of the name.