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Southern MD Sightings

Beth Johnson and I spent the day Friday visiting Point Lookout State Park for southern migrants and St. Mary’s Lake on an unsuccessful search for the newly reported Red-veined Pennant.  450 more words

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Mid-Atlantic Field Lep Forecast for the Weekend of 2014 Aug. 23-24

A couple of very interesting finds in the region this week that suggests we may have a strong finish to this middling 2014 season.

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Mid-Atlantic Lep Field Forecast for Weekend of 2014 Aug. 9-10

The southern skipper migration seems to have started, with reports of Fiery Skippers from Silver Spring and from the Glendening Butterfly Garden in Anne Arundel Co MD. 465 more words

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Mid-Atlantic Lep Field Forecast for the Weekend of 2014 Aug. 2-3

We’re well into second or even third broods for a number of our local species, and for some of these the later broods seem to be returning to near-normal numbers after sparse spring flights. 560 more words

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Mid-Atlantic Weekend Lep Field Forecast for 2014 July 26-27

The July doldrums seem to be winding down, with fresh new emergences over the past week combined with some early fall action.

On the Audubon Naturalist Society field trip to western Maryland last weekend, we had great success in finding two of our targets, … 579 more words

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Butterflies, Birds and Botany of Western Maryland Bogs

  Our three-day Audubon Naturalist Society extended foray began in early afternoon on Saturday July 19 at Finzel Swamp, a boreal relict fen in eastern Garrett County. 1,876 more words

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Mid-Atlantic Field Lep Forecast for Weekend of 2014 July 19-20

Even though I’ve spent this past week in Spokane WA on a combination of conference-going and looking for leps and odes in the nearby mountains, faithful folk have been sending in sightings and picked up a couple of new things. 564 more words

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