With the light frost we had on Tuesday morning, I think it’s pretty safe to say we are at or near the end of the butterfly survey season for this year. I’m still hearing reports from around the area, through Rick Borchelt’s LepLog blog (great resource, check it out!) and the MDLepsOdes Google group. So… Continue reading 2017 Results: Three new species!
How can you tell look-alike Eastern Commas and Question Mark butterflies apart? Two main field marks.
I think it might surprise many people how rewarding late summer and early autumn butterfly watching can be. I’m not just talking about the monarch migration, either, although that tends to get the most attention & media coverage. In fact, this time of year has a lot of other benefits for a keen butterfly watcher,… Continue reading Fall Butterflying
We’ve had some gorgeous weather this week, so I expect the Woodend butterfly populations to really take off. Dogbane and common milkweed are just about in full bloom, and are attracting all sorts of pollinators– butterflies as well as moths, bees, and beetles. Feel free to submit more than just butterflies to iNaturalist when you’re… Continue reading Butterflies Should Be Abundant!
In case you’re having trouble using iNaturalist, here are some basic instructions for both the app and the web site. You may want to print these instructions out so you can follow along without having to switch windows on your computer or cell phone. To use the iNaturalist app in the field: With an iPhone… Continue reading iNaturalist 101
We had our first official project sightings this week at Woodend Sanctuary: Eastern-Tailed Blue, Silver-spotted Skipper, Zabulon Skipper, and Pearl Crescent. Locally, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Cabbage White, Peck’s Skipper, Sachem Skipper, Black Swallowtail, Azure, and American Lady butterflies are also flying. According to Rick Borchelt’s weekly forecast from his excellent Leplog blog, we may also… Continue reading Recent Sightings, News, Weather & Butterflies Forecast for May 20-26
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