Category Archives: Forecasts

FINAL Forecast of the Year for the Week of 2018 September 29

Welcome to the final edition for 2018 of the Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast.  It’s been a terrific season with lots of surprises, many disappointments, and some real head-scratchers.  I hope you’ve been able to get out into the field to … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2018 Sept. 22

HIGHLIGHTS:  Brazilian Skipper (more locations), Great Purple Hairstreak, White-M Hairstreak (multiple locations), fall/winter forms of Common Buckeye, Sleepy Orange The numbers and diversity of butterflies that we have missed for so long this season are having a bit of a … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2018 September 15

  HIGHLIGHTS: Leonard’s Skipper (continuing, MD), White M Hairstreak (MD), Great Purple Hairstreak (continuing, MD), Ocola Skippers, Long-tailed Skippers It appeared for a while that there would be nothing but hurricane-related woe to report, and the uncooperative weather of the … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for Week of 2018 September 8

HIGHLIGHTS:  Brazilian Skipper (VA and MD), Long-tailed Skipper (MD), continuing fresh Juniper Hairstreaks (VA and MD), White M Hairstreak (MD), Great Purple Hairstreak (MD) Two — count ’em, two — pics of the week to share in this Forecast.  And … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of September 1

HIGHLIGHTS:  Great Purple Hairstreak, Juniper Hairstreak, Clouded Skipper, Harvester Lycaenids take pride of place on the Forecast this week, with FOY Great Purple Hairstreak on the Eastern Shore, a species that has become increasingly difficult to see in MD in … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2018 August 25

HIGHLIGHTS:  Palamedes Swallowtail (near Baltimore!!), Clouded Skipper, Diana Fritillary, Banded Hairstreak This is the time of year we’re accustomed to out-of-range shorebirds and waders; but Palamedes Swallowtail?? This pristine Palamedes showed up in a suburban garden in the Sparrows Point … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2018 August 18

HIGHLIGHTS:  Common Sootywing, Hayhurst’s Scallopwing, Swarthy Skipper Another decidedly low-key week for butterflies across the mid-Atlantic, and the off-on rain chances for the weekend are likely to dampen (pun intended) enthusiasm for being out in the field again. Skippers provided … Continue reading

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