Category Archives: sightings

Gray(ish) and White in Garrett County

Saturday did not dawn very auspiciously, but I had already planned to visit Frostburg for a literature reading in the morning and decided to spend the rest of the day exploring areas of Garrett Co. I had not yet visited. … Continue reading

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Weekend Lep Field Forecast for 2016 April 23-24

  Last weekend was spectacular, and as expected quite a number of sightings came in over the past few days from weekend observers. It’s been very dry, and especially in barrens and on dry hillsides many early blooms are browning … Continue reading

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Migrating American Ladies

One of the other excellent butterfly blogs in the mid-Atlantic is the South Jersey Butterfly B/Log, whose administrator Jack Connor provides a wealth of resources (sightings logs, butterflying site information, ID tips) in addition to some very interesting and timely … Continue reading

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Weekend Lep Forecast for 2016 April 9-10

  As Tom Stock noted in an email to me today, for lepsters this year, April well may be the cruelest month.  Here in the DC region we are expected to have record-breaking low temperatures over the weekend, coupled with … Continue reading

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First 2016 Forecast! Weekend Lep Forecast for April 2-3

Welcome to another season of weekly butterfly forecasts for the mid-Atlantic region!  I hope you enjoy these, and if you do, please send your sightings and field trip notes to me to include. Highlights this week include Olympia Marble, Zebra … Continue reading

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Flying This Week in Green Ridge SF

The early season here in the Piedmont around DC is mirrored in an early flight of some of the specialties offered by Maryland’s Green Ridge State Forest (GRSF) in Allegany County.  I took advantage of a light schedule at work … Continue reading

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“Spring” Azures are Springing — With ID Notes

With the coming of early spring, Harry Pavulaan always has great info to share about our confusing azure complex here in the mid-Atlantic. I’ve taken the liberty of posting a recent exchange on local butterfly listservs that I’m sure all … Continue reading

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