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Jack Miller: Some Thoughts On South Jersey’s Dion Skippers

[Update (8-3-21): In response to Jack Miller’s post below, Dale Schweitzer has kindly provided his own thoughts about the host plant for Euphyes dion in our area. See the end of this post for his comments. Any observer observing ovipositing … Continue reading

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A Halfway Point Check: Who’s Missing?

As of the morning of July 1, our South Jersey Log’s list includes 81 species for 2021. We had found 82 species at this time last year. A quick review of the species not yet recorded for 2021 that we … Continue reading

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Sharon Wander Makes Skipper ID Easier

Sharon Wander has pulled together an amazingly helpful, informative, and easy-to-use document focused on New Jersey’s grass skippers. You can find it on the NABA-NJ Resources page (where you will find lots of other good stuff): NABA-NJ Resources Page Or, … Continue reading

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Five Ways Of Understanding South Jersey’s Azures

[This post has been updated as on 5-5-21 to include the responses of Dale Schweitzer and Wade Wander, now to be found below “Sources“ at the end of the article] “How many different azure species are there in South Jersey?” … Continue reading

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Wade Wander: The Cicadas Are Coming

Get ready, everyone!  Sometime in the next month or so, Brood X periodical cicadas should emerge from underground, where they have been feeding on tree roots since 2004.  According to the University of Connecticut’s newest map, Brood X ranges from … Continue reading

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A Male Monarch Mystery?

[This post has been updated as of 5/29/20.  See Comments from Emile DeVito and Jack Miller below — and a link to Journey North with further information.] Kathy Horn’s photograph above sparked a search for comments or other photos on … Continue reading

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Log Sightings & Park Closures

[May 2 Update: Governor Murphy re-opened the state parks today. Leaving the note below for future reference.] South Jersey Butterflyers & Friends, As everyone knows, we are living through a disorienting and frightening time.  Decisions that were so simple two … Continue reading

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Marching Back To 2012

We recorded 19 species in March, 2020, the best count for the third month of the year since March 2016, when we also found 19.  We also broke three earliest First-Of-Year records for the log and tied two others. Our … Continue reading

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A Snoutstanding Winter

As of March 20, the first official full day of spring 2020, we can point to a startling sequence of numbers that spanned the South Jersey winter of 2019-2020: 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 4, 1, 1, … Continue reading

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Not A Banner Year For Skippers

The numbers for reports and individual totals of all skippers are now included in the chart comparing the numbers of all species of butterflies seen in 2019 with their ten-year averages, 2009-2018.  For the spreadsheet and an explanation of what … Continue reading

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