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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2016 Aug 27

This week begins the Season of the Sachem. Every lantana, every zinnia, every Joe Pye weed flowerhead has its golden-brown skippers in attendance, 99 percent of which will turn out to be Sachems. This week the preponderance is overwhelmingly bright … Continue reading

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Lepping the Northwoods

I had a few days before I had to be in Minneapolis at midweek for a journalism conference, so I flew in early for mostly birding in advance of the meeting.  My visit coincided with the hottest temps of the … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2016 August 6

  I missed most of this past week in the field in Maryland and environs myself, out chasing butterflies in Minnesota’s Northwoods. Nice leps, but low numbers and diversity. But then again, that’s pretty much the story in the mid-Atlantic … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for Week of 2016 July 30

A few new species are showing up now, in addition to second or third broods of other species. The last week saw FOYs of Cloudless Sulphur in MD and DE, and fresh sightings of Little Yellow and Sleepy Orange. Checkered … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for Week of 2016 July 23

Oppressively hot and humid temps in the mid-Atlantic are likely to keep most of us homebound under a powerful air conditioner most of the time the next few days, but if you do venture out there are some new reports … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for Week of 2016 July 16

Throughout the mid-Atlantic and much of the rest of the East Coast, summer butterfly numbers have been anemic bordering on dismal. While diversity is pretty stable – we’re seeing roughly the same butterflies, with a few exceptions, as we see … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for 2016 July 2-8

Little new to report this week, but the fine weather tomorrow and the holiday weekend should bring more sightings of newly emerged species. Few will be FOYs, but second or even third broods of fresh individuals are likely this weekend. … Continue reading

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