Category Archives: maryland

New MD Butterfly Records for 2018

Well, 2018 is in the rearview mirror, and most of you should have been able to send your season sightings to the Maryland Biodiversity Project (MBP) by now.  It was a very good year, with one entirely new butterfly species … Continue reading

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Brazilian Skipper in MD

Almost as if summoned by yesterday’s Forecast — and my note to fellow MD butterfly observers to be checking their cannas — I glanced at my ONE potted canna in the back yard on the way to filling the bird … Continue reading

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Northern Metalmark Data for MD Needed

  Jen Selfridge of the Maryland DNR has the following request for information on recent distribution records in MD for Northern Metalmark, Calephelis borealis.  We know this species primarily (if not entirely in recent years) from shale outcrops in the … Continue reading

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New “Heat Map” Function at MBP

Our friends and colleagues at The Maryland Biodiversity Project have announced the latest in a suite of cool tools on the site that will allow Maryland butterfliers to target relatively unknown (from a butterfly perspective) counties and quads for some … Continue reading

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New Maryland County Butterfly Records for 2017

With the passing two years ago of veteran butterfly observer Dick Smith, we no longer have access to his notekeeping files or his far-flung list of contributing observers to update his database of county records.  We still want to track … Continue reading

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New County Records for MD

Thanks to those of you who sent potential new county records for DC, MD, and VA to update the late Dick Smith’s Butterflies of Unknown Status project.  There were few responses to this call, so few updates. Because I don’t … Continue reading

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Well, I could SEE West Virginia from these WV Whites

I spent a good part of last weekend in western MD, Friday in Green Ridge State Forest and environs, with an overnight in Frostburg, and Sunday exploring Potomac State Forest in Garrett Co.  Unlike the DC area, the mountains were … Continue reading

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