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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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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for 2016 June 25-July 1

The big news this week is the continuing build-up of Satyrium hairstreaks, including wide-ranging reports of Coral Hairstreak. In addition to Coral Hairstreak reports throughout MD (including one probably county record from Caroline Co.), good numbers of Banded and Striped … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for 2016 June 18-19

After two gloomy days of rain, the weekend looks pretty decent for butterflies and other insect observations. After the high winds of last weekend died down, a number of FOY reports came in that could make for good hunting this … Continue reading

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A Week in the Everglades

The week of Memorial Day I took advantage of low shoulder season pricing for airfares and hotels to visit in and around South Florida, mostly birding but also keeping an eye out for interesting butterflies.  The species diversity is not … Continue reading

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