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The River "S" Unit of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge has a 4.2 mile auto tour route and 1.5 mile seasonal hiking trail. The auto tour is an excellent way to see the Refuge. A pair of binoculars is a must and a camera makes it even more fun !!!

Clouded Sulphur ... Lorquin's Admiral ... Mourning Cloak ... Painted Lady ... Red Admiral ... Satyr Anglewing ... Spring Azure ... Western Tiger Swallowtail ... Woodland Skipper ... Cinnabar Moth ...

The following is a collection of images taken of various Butterflies and Moths. Also, link out to the "Trip Logs" to see more images of various birds, wildlife, and wildflowers taken each day.

 
Clouded Sulphur ... September 6, 2011, Trip Log
July 14, 2009, Trip Log

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Clouded Sulphur Butterfly. (Question about left image - Clouded Sulphur or another Sulphur species ???) ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Left image taken September 6, 2011. Right image taken July 14, 2009.


Lorquin's Admiral ... September 13, 2010, Trip Log
June 21, 2011, Trip Log

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Lorquin's Admiral Butterfly. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. Left image taken, September 13, 2010, River "S" Unit. Right image taken, June 21, 2011, Carty Unit.


Mourning Cloak ... March 18, 2010, Trip Log

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Mourning Cloak Butterfly. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken March 18, 2010.


Painted Lady ... April 30, 2009, Trip Log

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Painted Lady Butterfly. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 30, 2009.


Red Admiral ... May 24, 2008, Trip Log
July 14, 2009, Trip Log

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Red Admiral Butterfly. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Left image taken July 14, 2009. Right image taken, May 24, 2008.


Satyr Anglewing ... August 2, 2010, Trip Log

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Satyr Anglewing Butterfly. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken August 2, 2010.


Spring Azure ... April 8, 2011, Trip Log

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Spring Azure Butterfly. Nice sunny spring day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, North Carty Unit. Image taken, April 8, 2011. Canon EOS 60d, 200z.


Western Tiger Swallowtail ... July 9, 2008, Trip Log
July 12, 2012, Trip Log
July 14, 2009, Trip Log

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Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 12, 2012.
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Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Left image taken, July 14, 2009. Right image taken July 9, 2008.


Woodland Skipper ... August 11, 2007, Trip Log

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Woodland Skipper Butterfly. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


Woodland Skipper ... August 27, 2009, Trip Log

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Woodland Skipper. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2009.
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Woodland Skipper. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2009.


Cinnabar Moth ... June 7, 2010, Trip Log
July 3, 2010, Trip Log

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Cinnabar Moth, caterpiller (left) and adult (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Left image taken July 3, 2010. Right image taken, June 7, 2010.



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