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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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Delayed Spring 2018

For a few days there in February, with the thermometer hitting 80 degrees F, I thought I might have to buckle down and start issuing LepLog Forecasts for mid-Atlantic butterfliers early in 2018.  219 more words

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FOY Mourning Cloak

Well, bet you thought I meant I got a Mourning Cloak during the recent nor’easter.  But no — still too windy back in MD to pick one of these puppies up today.  292 more words

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Quick Trip to the National Butterfly Center

I did a couple of days in southern Texas last week after the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference in Austin ended; good thing I was mostly focused on birds this trip because except for one afternoon the weather was pretty awful.  517 more words

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Northern Metalmark Data for MD Needed

Jen Selfridge of the Maryland DNR has the following request for information on recent distribution records in MD for Northern Metalmark, Calephelis borealis.  We know this species primarily (if not entirely in recent years) from shale outcrops in the Green Ridge State Forest, where the caterpillar feeds on round-leaved ragwort (Packera obovata) and possibly its congeners balsam ragwort (Packera paupercula) and shale barren ragwort (Packera antennariifolia). 395 more words

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