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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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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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