Category Archives: Events and Meetings

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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Regal Frit Tour Dates set for Ft. Indiantown Gap

From the official news release: This July, visitors are invited to see the only population of rare Regal Fritillary butterflies in Pennsylvania at Fort Indiantown Gap, near Annville, Lebanon County.Free guided tours will be given at 10 a.m. on July … Continue reading

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