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2017 Aug 19 Field Trip to National Arboretum and Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

The participants in Saturday’s 5-hour field trip covering DC’s US National Arboretum and Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens bested by three species our goal of 30 for the day, scoring one very unusual sighting (Palamedes Swallowtail) and missing a couple … Continue reading

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Dates Set for 2017 Ft Indiantown Gap (PA) Regal Fritillary Tours

From the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs comes the following information about the 2017 dates for the Regal Frit tour, something of a hegira for lep folks in the East: The dates for 2017 Fort Indiantown Gap (FIG) … 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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Hunting Bromeliad Hairstreaks in the Desert?

As part of my long-planned foray to the Big Bend area of extreme southwest Texas, I’d been keeping an eye out for recent literature on any interesting leps being found there.  But as I’ll report in a longer LepLog piece, … 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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Perfect Day in Green Ridge SF

Spring comes early — and earlier than most people think — to the ridges and valleys of Green Ridge State Forest.  This patchwork of shaded streams, shale cliffs, barrens, and hemlock groves bisected by mostly dirt (and sometimes little of … Continue reading

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