Category Archives: Events and Meetings

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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Mid-Atlantic Lep Field Forecast for Labor Day Weekend 2014

The traditional end-of-summer holiday weekend should provide good opportunities – albeit hot and hazy ones – to go afield in search of wandering migrants. In recent weeks, the numbers of Variegated Fritillaries has been inching up locally, and reports of … Continue reading

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Butterflies, Birds and Botany of Western Maryland Bogs

  Our three-day Audubon Naturalist Society extended foray began in early afternoon on Saturday July 19 at Finzel Swamp, a boreal relict fen in eastern Garrett County. Unfortunately, we started in drizzle and ended in steady rain. Despite the showers, … Continue reading

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