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Mid-Atlantic Field Lep Forecast for Memorial Day Weekend 2015

For the first time in what seems like months we have a superb weekend shaping up weather-wise for the Memorial Day holiday. The rains today coupled with warm weather should bring a host of new emergences, including additional hairstreaks, satyrs, and others. 504 more words

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Pepper & Salt Surprise

The cool, sunny weather today (coupled with a forecast for a soaking tomorrow) got me up and out of the office early today for a trip up the road to Gambrill State Park near Frederick MD.  475 more words

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Mid-Atlantic Weekend Lep Field Forecast for 2015 May 16-17

From unseasonably hot to unseasonably cold, the past week has been one of extremes. Highlights locally included Sachem, Zabulon Skipper, and American Copper. 467 more words

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Well, I could SEE West Virginia from these WV Whites

I spent a good part of last weekend in western MD, Friday in Green Ridge State Forest and environs, with an overnight in Frostburg, and Sunday exploring Potomac State Forest in Garrett Co.  758 more words

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Mid-Atlantic Weekend Lep Field Forecast for 2015 May 9-10

Mother’s Day weekend is always a time for me to remember my mom and the dozens of yards of curtain material and muslin she sacrificed for all those butterfly nets of my youth she sewed. 652 more words

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Mid-Atlantic Weekend Lep Field Forecast for 2015 May 2-3

The lep picture has not changed appreciably since last weekend; few new FOYs reported despite the generally good weather (unexpectedly!) last Sunday and early this week.Locally, there’s an uptick in swallowtail sightings for both… 608 more words

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They Might Be Giant (Yucca-skippers, that is)

I arrived by car a day early for a conference in the Knoxville TN area, fresh off the excitement of Saturday’s foray in Virginia for Appalachian Grizzled Skipper.  544 more words

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