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Dates Set for 2017 Ft Indiantown Gap (PA) Regal Fritillary Tours

From the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs comes the following information about the 2017 dates for the Regal Frit tour, something of a hegira for lep folks in the East: 538 more words

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Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2017 May 6

The butterflies of summer are starting to show up now, with reports of Sachem, Peck’s and Zabulon Skippers, Red-spotted Purple, and Harvester all coming in this week… 828 more words

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Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2017 April 29

Not a lot new to the list this week, but building numbers of the usual suspects including Pearl Crescent, American Ladies, and the various black swallowtails — … 685 more words

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Hunting Bromeliad Hairstreaks in the Desert?

As part of my long-planned foray to the Big Bend area of extreme southwest Texas, I’d been keeping an eye out for recent literature on any interesting leps being found there.  477 more words

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Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2017 April 15

The warm weather of this past week continued to bring out new first-of-years, including American Copper, Spring Azure, Juniper Hairstreak, Red Admiral, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Pine Elfin, Sleepy Orange… 469 more words

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Perfect Day in Green Ridge SF

Spring comes early — and earlier than most people think — to the ridges and valleys of Green Ridge State Forest.  This patchwork of shaded streams, shale cliffs, barrens, and hemlock groves bisected by mostly dirt (and sometimes little of that!) roads and powerlines gives some of the best habitat for unusual butterfly sightings in the spring season. 563 more words

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Questionable Commas

There’s a great post currently up on the South Jersey Butterfly B/log that makes for intriguing reading when sorting out this spring’s Eastern Commas and Question Marks.   53 more words

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