Category Archives: Forecasts

Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2017 May 20

Headliners this week are skippers again:  More Northern and Southern Cloudywings, a banner Common Sootywing flight, and FOY Dun and Tawny-edged Skippers.  Dusted Skippers are still out for those who have not seen them yet, Common Roadside-skippers were regularly seen, … Continue reading

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Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2017 May 6

The butterflies of summer are starting to show up now, with reports of Sachem, Peck’s and Zabulon Skippers, Red-spotted Purple, and Harvester all coming in this week.  Dusted Skipper is flying also for its univoltine star turn.  Indian Skipper has … Continue reading

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Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2017 April 29

Not a lot new to the list this week, but building numbers of the usual suspects including Pearl Crescent, American Ladies, and the various black swallowtails — Spicebush, Black, and Pipevine.  Of note was an FOY sighting of Harvester, and … Continue reading

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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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