Category Archives: sightings

2018: The Butterfly Year in Review

Watching snow falling on the garden outside my kitchen window this morning, it appears I can finally call a wrap to this year’s butterfly season.  For weather, 2018 had it all in the mid-Atlantic states — very early season warm … Continue reading

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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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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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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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