Category Archives: Forecasts

Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2017 April 22

New to the list this week as FOYs are Tropical Leafwing, Reakirt’s Blue, Arizona Skipper, Chisos Banded-skipper, Big Bend Scrub-hairstreak … oh, wait.  No.  That’s where I am NOW!  Big Bend National Park.  [Sorry for the tease]Meanwhile, back in the … Continue reading

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Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2017 April 15

The warm weather of this past week continued to bring out new first-of-years, including American Copper, Spring Azure, Juniper Hairstreak, Red Admiral, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Pine Elfin, Sleepy Orange and probable Holly Azure (given habitat and oviposition behavior). Sleepy Orange … Continue reading

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Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2017 April 8

The past week and weekend showed a steady increase in species diversity and numbers, including Silvery Blue, American Lady, Zebra Swallowtail, Eastern Tailed-blue, Meadow Fritillary, Pearl Crescent, Henry’s Elfin and Black Swallowtail. Unless I missed the report, the azures on … Continue reading

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Weekly Butterfly Field Forecast Returns for 2017!

Butterfly Field Forecast for Week of 2017 April 1 No fooling – the Weekly LepLog Forecast is back for another season. Top sightings this week include White M Hairstreak, American Snout, Zebra Swallowtail, Gray Hairstreak, Falcate Orangetip, and Eastern Tiger … Continue reading

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Final Forecast of the 2016 Season — Week Beginning 2016 Sept 24

It’s the month of final hurrahs for summer butterflies; except for a few irruptive southern migrants like Common Buckeye we’re seeing the last of the large flights of butterflies for the season. If you’re lucky enough to have found the … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2016 Sept 17

This weekend promises – or at least hints at – rain, which the area needs very badly as the nectar sources typically don’t produce much nectar under drought stress. But the warm, dry weather has brought a spate of fall … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2016 Sept 10

Diversity and numbers are up this week, a last hurrah for the season, led by the seasonal emergence this week of Leonard’s Skippers at Soldiers Delight in Baltimore Co.  It’s all downhill from here, folks! The major explosion of Sachems … Continue reading

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