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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2018 June 16

 HIGHLIGHTS:  Aaron’s Skipper, Broad-winged Skipper, Appalachian Brown, Emperors, Harris’ Checkerspot, Black Dash, Delaware Skipper, Sachem, European (Essex) Skipper, fresh anglewings, Common Buckeye, Sleepy Orange

The first sunny, warm weekend in what seems like months is on tap for us this weekend, so I expect a much more robust reporting next week! 710 more words

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Etiquette for the Field -- 10 Tips

Even more so than birding or botanizing, butterfly observation benefits from multiple eyes in the field as we look for interesting leps.  But it also poses some challenges for group outings. 268 more words

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FOMO on the Early Hairstreak

Three-hundred-sixty-eight.

That’s how many steps it takes to walk around “the circle” at the end of Sperry Road on Mount Greylock in western Massachusetts, as close as one ever comes to a sure-fire place to see the coveted little hairstreak known as… 908 more words

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Coming Soon to a LepLocale Near You!

Check out the more than FIFTY regional butterfly field activities posted on the LepLog master calendar so far for the 2018 season!  This is the largest number of butterfly field events we’ve ever had, and I’m sure there are still some being planned that will show up here eventually, so keep checking back regularly.

https://leplog.wordpress.com/2018-field-trip-and-annual-count-calendar/

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An Annual Azure Refresher!

In what has become an annual tradition for our local azure guru, Harry Pavulaan, I have some new updates and I’m linking to a couple of the previous posts on LepLog about the complex azure complex here in the mid-Atlantic.  837 more words

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Check Out New Calendar Entries

Over the past three weeks we’ve posted nearly 30 butterfly-related counts, field trips, and other events and activities for the 2018 season on the Field Trip and Annual Count Calendar… 55 more words

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The 2018 Master Field Events Calendar

It’s that time of the year again, although the flurries outside my window this morning might augur otherwise!

Once again for 2018, I’ll be attempting to compile on LepLog ( 230 more words

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