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    Snapshots from Maine: Butterflies & Sunflowers - Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    A monarch butterfly collects pollen from a flower in a garden on Mill Street in Auburn.

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    An azure butterfly pollinates a yellow clintonia spotted during a flower walk at Walden Park Preserve in Bangor.

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    Snapshots from Maine: Butterflies & Sunflowers - Derek Davis/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    Patricia Cluff has created ever expanding waystations for Monarch butterflies at her home in North Berwick.

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    Joe and Mary Caruso take photos while walking through a field of sunflowers at Pumpkin Valley Farm in Dayton.

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    A Clouded Sulphur seen along the Sylvan trail in Saco.

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    Snapshots from Maine: Butterflies & Sunflowers - Andy Molloy | of | Share this photo

    A Swallowtail butterfly feeds on nectar in Hallowell. The colorful insects also spread pollen collected from flowers, helping seed a variety of different species.

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    Snapshots from Maine: Butterflies & Sunflowers - Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    An American Lady butterfly collects pollen from a garden on Mill Street in Auburn.

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    Bees collect pollen from a sunflower in a garden on Mill Street in Auburn.

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    A butterfly rests on a flower following a thunderstorm in Hallowell.

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    A butterfly uses it's long tongue to work on a flower in the Adopt A Spot garden on Mill Street in Auburn.

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    A monarch butterfly collects pollen from a flower in a garden on Mill Street in Auburn.

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    A sunflowers at Pumpkin Valley Farm in Dayton.

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    An American Lady butterfly collects pollen from a garden on Mill Street in Auburn.

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    A caterpillar and monarch butterfly sit on a wild aster in Manchester. It and several bees were buzzing around the pink flowers along Route 202.

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    Snapshots from Maine: Butterflies & Sunflowers - Derek Davis/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    Patricia Cluff has created ever expanding waystations for Monarch butterflies at her home in North Berwick.

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    Snapshots from Maine: Butterflies & Sunflowers - Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel | of | Share this photo

    A field of sunflowers is shown with a barn in Benton.

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    Snapshots from Maine: Butterflies & Sunflowers - (Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal) | of | Share this photo

    A monarch butterfly extends a proboscis to suck pollen from a plant on the Gardiner waterfront along the Kennebec River.

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    Snapshots from Maine: Butterflies & Sunflowers - Michele McDonald/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    A monarch butterfly feeds on flowers in front of Portland Head Light at Fort Williams Park. The Maine Butterfly Survey says flight periods for monarchs peak in late July, which is likely the arrival of that year's third brood, then sightings continue to ramp up, hitting its highest point in early September, as the fourth brood takes to the wing and begins the long migration south.

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    A monarch butterfly flies to a landing spot in Patricia Cluff's swamp milkweed.

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    Snapshots from Maine: Butterflies & Sunflowers - Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel | of | Share this photo

    A butterfly is shown with sunflowers in Benton.

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    Patricia Cluff has created ever expanding waystations for Monarchs at her home in North Berwick. A Monarch butterfly lands on swamp milkweed next to a Monarch caterpillar.

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    A butterfly alights on a flower in Kittery.

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    An American Lady butterfly collects pollen from a garden on Mill Street in Auburn.

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