Category Archives: Events and Meetings

Etiquette for the Field — 10 Tips

Even more so than birding or botanizing, butterfly observation benefits from multiple eyes in the field as we look for interesting leps.  But it also poses some challenges for group outings. Here are the 10 etiquette guidelines we try to … Continue reading

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Coming Soon to a LepLocale Near You!

Check out the more than FIFTY regional butterfly field activities posted on the LepLog master calendar so far for the 2018 season!  This is the largest number of butterfly field events we’ve ever had, and I’m sure there are still … Continue reading

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ANS Field Trip to Plummer House Butterfly Garden

An intrepid group of butterfliers joined me and Tom Stock for a picture-perfect couple of hours in the butterfly garden and surrounding fields at the Parris Glendening Nature Preserve of the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary [MD, Anne Arundel Co.].  Diversity … Continue reading

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2016 Dates Set for Ft Indiantown Gap Regal Frit Tours

As announced by the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs: >>You have probably heard of our famous “butterfly”…now is your chance to see it up close and personal.  The public is invited to tour Regal Fritillary habitat in an … Continue reading

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Field Notes: Texas Butterfly Festival 2015

In an ideal world, I’d have been here Friday night and had a full day of birds and butterflies and botany in the Lower Rio Grande Valley under my belt already before arriving at the 2015 Texas Butterfly Festival. But … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Weekend Field Lep Forecast for 2015 June 21-22

The past week has finally provided a number of FOY grass skippers and hairstreaks, including Coral, Striped, and Edwards Hairstreaks and Salt Marsh, Aaron’s, Broad-winged, and Delaware Skippers.  Bog Copper and Appalachian Brown also popped up. Hairstreaks are finally coming … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Weekend Field Lep Forecast for 2015 June 6-7

The oppressive heat and rainy weather conspired to keep new sightings to a minimum in the mid-Atlantic this week, but improving conditions should boost the number of FOYs for this weekend. New to the Forecast this week were Tawny Emperor, … Continue reading

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