Category Archives: sightings

Butterflies and the Superbloom

Seems like butterflies are everywhere in the news these past few weeks, driven in large part by the stunningly massive migration of Painted Ladies (and a few other vanessids) in southern California.  By sheer luck I had planned to be … Continue reading

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Summer Travel Planning

It’s that time of year when I’m getting antsy to get out in the field to see new places and new butterflies.  I just returned from the southern California desert and the incredible spectacle of millions of Painted Ladies on … Continue reading

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New Annual Leps and Odes Approximations for North Carolina

Well ahead of their usual schedules, Harry LeGrand and Tom Howard have completed and posted their annual updates, or “Approximations,” for butterflies and odonates in NC.  PDF versions have been placed in the LepLog Library for your ease of access: … Continue reading

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First Regional Butterfly Report(s!) for 2019!

Huzzah!  Congratulations to Jennifer Selfridge of MD DNR, who while working in the Foster Tract in Worcester Co. today spotted our first reported butterfly in the region — a Red Admiral. The warm days predicted in the first half of … Continue reading

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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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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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