Category Archives: Identification tips

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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Adventures in Quad-busting: MD Cherry Run Quad

Of the many wildlife management areas in the state, Indian Springs WMA in Washington Co. stands out as one that has been seriously ignored by butterfly observers.  Using the new “heat map function” of the Maryland Biodiversity Project, you can … Continue reading

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In the Field with NHFS

Saturday, our group from the Audubon Naturalist Society’s Natural History Field Studies program (all taking the Butterflies of Spring class) trooped out to Patuxent Research Refuge in search of early leps and other interesting bits of natural history.  We did … Continue reading

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A Note about Nets

Yes, yes. I know this is a third-rail issue to some of us in the butterfly community, but it IS azure time and many of our azures (and others) really have to be looked at in hand for a certain … Continue reading

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An Annual Azure Refresher!

In what has become an annual tradition for our local azure guru, Harry Pavulaan, I have some new updates and I’m linking to a couple of the previous posts on LepLog about the complex azure complex here in the mid-Atlantic.  … Continue reading

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Butterflies of Pennsylvania: A Field Guide

Oddly enough, while the U.S. East Coast and Northeast historically have been the nexus of American butterfly observations and field work, few identification guides particular to this region have been produced.  True, there was Glassberg’s early photographic guide to butterflies … Continue reading

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Driving Virginia’s Back Roads for Dianas

I’ve been wanting to see Diana Fritillaries again ever since the late ’90s, when I last saw them around the trails I used to hike when I lived in Tennessee near the Smokies.  But for a multitude of reasons — … Continue reading

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