FLUTTER BACK. A taste of mid-summer is brewing after today’s shift in the wind, and we put it all on paper for you in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: A painted lady butterfly rests on a dogwood leaf. The butterflies are frequently seen this time of year in North Dakota, and even more so this year. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 9/11 – Clockwise shift. Hi 80, Lo 56, Winds NtoS @ 10.
Tomorrow: Tue 9/12 – Might pass 90! Hi 93, Lo 60, Winds S @ 8.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:17AM Sunset: 8:01PM
Moonrise: 11:24PM Moonset: 1:18PM
Overhead: 5:56AM Underfoot: 6:24PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (68% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 6:00 – 7:00AM. Combine Moon Overhead with sunrise and light winds to catch a great bite. Light northerlies will also provide a good morning on stand, so while the rest of ‘em go back to work – so can you, on that big buck with today’s Edge Hour.
PAPER CHASE. Odds are you have a color sonar, or perhaps even a sonar app on your phone. But did you know that if we hop into the way back machine to 1973, that was the time of the first sonar graphs that printed out on paper? There’s a great history online at Vexilar.com, and a fun Humminbird throwback advertisement from Bass Pro Shops as well.
PAPER TREE. The birch tree often gives up small rolls of paper-like bark which make great kindling for starting fires and its wood is some of the best for campfires. Additionally, birch sap can be used to make a syrup, and other extracts are used in the processing of leather. Tons of other uses from medicine to weaponry were developed by native tribes throughout North America.
PAPER THIN. Butterfly wings can be downright thin, some less than one micron (1/1000th of a millimeter) in thickness. They get their iridescence the same way that bubbles get that shiny pink-blue-green-yellow shimmer, through the refraction of light through their tiny cells. They can also allegedly cause a hurricane half a world away. Okay, that last one is a myth. But now you know.