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. 1,863 more words
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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. 557 more words
The past week has seen results trickling in from the early summer counts, including a few new FOYs among them.
Last weekend’s western Montgomery Co MD count was low on both numbers and diversity, but one of the bright spots was a local report of… 431 more words
The univoltine summer hairstreaks are beginning their flights, with Edwards’ Hairstreak reported this week from its traditional location in the Frederick Municipal Watershed (MD). King’s Hairstreak has been flying for two weeks already in the Carolinas and VA, and the July 4 weekend is the traditional time to try to find this very local species on MD’s lower Eastern Shore wherever its host plant – sweetleaf, also known as horse sugar — can be found along wet ditches and in woods on the fringes of swamps and marshes. 691 more words
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation has just released its new reference to milkweeds, “Milkweeds: A Conservation Practitioner’s Guide.” Subtitled Plant Ecology, Seed Production Methods, and Habitat Restoration Opportunities, … 303 more words
We’ve been struggling to catch up to normal emergence dates for most of our butterflies this summer, and the recent rains and heat wave have helped tremendously. 652 more words