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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2018 July 14

HIGHLIGHTS:  Northern Metalmark, Bronze Copper, King’s Hairstreak, Ocola Skipper, Juniper (Olive) Hairstreak, Swarthy Skipper The big news this week is the annual flight of Northern Metalmarks in Green Ridge State Forest, one of the largest flights we’ve seen in recent … Continue reading

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Belated Missive from the Albany Pine Bush

It seems like a lifetime ago since I was up in the Adirondacks, but in fact it was barely a month ago.  But it’s been such a sprint at work since then that I’ve just not had a chance to … 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 16

 HIGHLIGHTS:  Aaron’s Skipper, Broad-winged Skipper, Appalachian Brown, Emperors, Harris’ Checkerspot, Black Dash, Delaware Skipper, Sachem, European (Essex) Skipper, fresh anglewings, Common Buckeye, Sleepy Orange The first sunny, warm weekend in what seems like months is on tap for us this … Continue reading

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Etiquette for the Field — 10 Tips

Even more so than birding or botanizing, butterfly observation benefits from multiple eyes in the field as we look for interesting leps.  But it also poses some challenges for group outings. Here are the 10 etiquette guidelines we try to … Continue reading

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FOMO on the Early Hairstreak

Three-hundred-sixty-eight. That’s how many steps it takes to walk around “the circle” at the end of Sperry Road on Mount Greylock in western Massachusetts, as close as one ever comes to a sure-fire place to see the coveted little hairstreak … Continue reading

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Coming Soon to a LepLocale Near You!

Check out the more than FIFTY regional butterfly field activities posted on the LepLog master calendar so far for the 2018 season!  This is the largest number of butterfly field events we’ve ever had, and I’m sure there are still … Continue reading

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