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Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2017 May 20

Headliners this week are skippers again:  More Northern and Southern Cloudywings, a banner Common Sootywing flight, and FOY Dun and Tawny-edged Skippers.  Dusted Skippers are still out for those who have not seen them yet, Common Roadside-skippers were regularly seen, … Continue reading

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Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2017 May 6

The butterflies of summer are starting to show up now, with reports of Sachem, Peck’s and Zabulon Skippers, Red-spotted Purple, and Harvester all coming in this week.  Dusted Skipper is flying also for its univoltine star turn.  Indian Skipper has … Continue reading

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Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2017 April 29

Not a lot new to the list this week, but building numbers of the usual suspects including Pearl Crescent, American Ladies, and the various black swallowtails — Spicebush, Black, and Pipevine.  Of note was an FOY sighting of Harvester, and … Continue reading

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Hunting Bromeliad Hairstreaks in the Desert?

As part of my long-planned foray to the Big Bend area of extreme southwest Texas, I’d been keeping an eye out for recent literature on any interesting leps being found there.  But as I’ll report in a longer LepLog piece, … Continue reading

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Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2017 April 22

New to the list this week as FOYs are Tropical Leafwing, Reakirt’s Blue, Arizona Skipper, Chisos Banded-skipper, Big Bend Scrub-hairstreak … oh, wait.  No.  That’s where I am NOW!  Big Bend National Park.  [Sorry for the tease]Meanwhile, back in the … Continue reading

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Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2017 April 15

The warm weather of this past week continued to bring out new first-of-years, including American Copper, Spring Azure, Juniper Hairstreak, Red Admiral, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Pine Elfin, Sleepy Orange and probable Holly Azure (given habitat and oviposition behavior). Sleepy Orange … Continue reading

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Perfect Day in Green Ridge SF

Spring comes early — and earlier than most people think — to the ridges and valleys of Green Ridge State Forest.  This patchwork of shaded streams, shale cliffs, barrens, and hemlock groves bisected by mostly dirt (and sometimes little of … Continue reading

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