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2016 Dates Set for Ft Indiantown Gap Regal Frit Tours

As announced by the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs:

>>You have probably heard of our famous “butterfly”…now is your chance to see it up close and personal.  230 more words

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Fall Nectar Sources Planting

As noted in a recent post here and widely discussed on various butterfly listservs, the emerging scientific consensus (especially here in the East) is that milkweed is not and really never has been a limiting factor for Monarch populations, and while it’s never a bad idea to plant milkweed for other pollinators, all the Monarch Waystations in the world are unlikely to improve populations of this iconic species. 494 more words

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Weekend Lep Field Forecast for 2016 May 14-15

I hope some of you got out into the field today, Friday, the first really good warm sun we’ve had in the mid-Atlantic for weeks. The weekend coming up is so-so; more rain tomorrow in the forecast and a sunny – but very cool – Sunday. 372 more words

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Weekend Lep Field Forecast for 2016 May 7-8

This is becoming a rather monotonous refrain, but it looks like another week of rain and clouds have put a serious damper (pun intended) on butterfly sightings. 795 more words

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Milkweed not the solution for Monarch declines

I’ve talked with a number of you about this recent research from Cornell; I wanted to make you all aware of this paper (that I’ve been aware of for about a year as it worked its way through the peer review process).  947 more words

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Butterfly Conservation Europe Activity Report 2015

The Brits and Europeans are yards (pun intended) ahead of us Yanks on undertaking butterfly conservation projects.  Practically every British county (equivalent to our States) has its own butterfly monitoring scheme, field activities, and conservation programs in place, and much of Europe does as well. 39 more words

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Weekend Lep Field Forecast for 2016 April 30-May 1

Wet. And cold. And dismal.

That about sums it up for the weather this weekend, and it’s unlikely anyone locally will be seeing much in the way of butterflies this Mayday. 628 more words

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