Category Archives: Forecasts

Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2018 July 21

HIGHLIGHTS:  Giant Swallowtail (MD), Diana Fritillary (VA), Palamedes Swallowtail (MD), Little Yellow (DC) The listservs this past week have been full of weeping and gnashing of teeth over what a poor lep season 2018 has been for most species in … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2018 July 7

HIGHLIGHTS:  Rare Skipper, Common Sootywing, Harvester, Edwards’ Hairstreak, Appalachian Azure, Hackberry Emperor, Tawny Emperor; Bog Copper, Black Dash. Sachem Today’s widespread rains followed by what is shaping up to be a glorious weekend seem tailor-made for good butterfly watching.  While … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2018 June 30

HIGHLIGHTS:  Mulberry Wing, Common Wood Nymph, Pepper and Salt Skipper, Northern Broken-dash Finally a sunny weekend in store, even if it comes with sizzling temperatures.  Most everything we expect should be out this next week; with last week’s sightings we … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2018 June 23

HIGHLIGHTS:  Oak Hairstreak, Long Dash, Banded Hairstreak, Striped Hairstreak, Coral Hairstreak, Long Dash, Atlantis Fritillary, Aphrodite Fritillary, Gray Comma, Salt Marsh Skipper, Two-spotted Skipper, Baltimore Checkerspot, Giant Swallowtail As I look out my office window this afternoon, I think I … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of June 9

HIGHLIGHTS:  Dun Skipper, Delaware Skipper, Aaron’s Skipper, European (Essex) Skipper, Bronze Copper, Harris’ Checkerspot, Hackberry Emperor, Hoary Edge Not a lot of FOY butterflies came over the electronic transom this week from MD and VA; the uptick in skippers comes … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2018 June 2

HIGHLIGHTS:  Hobomok Skipper, Viceroy, White Admiral, Northern Cloudywing, Common Roadside-skipper, Indian Skipper, American Snout, Great Spangled Fritillary Well, another weekend where it looks like butterfly watchers in the mid-Atlantic will be dodging raindrops if not actual thunderstorms to provide fodder … Continue reading

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Memorial Day in Green Ridge State Forest

When I got up on Memorial Day with a Green Ridge State Forest field trip in mind, I had dueling weather forecasts to contend with. Weather Underground said go back to bed; everything west of Frederick would be socked in … Continue reading

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