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Our Log’s Greatest One-Day Flight (so far)

Our new ten-year-averages chart is available at the link on the banner above, comparing the 2019 numbers of all species reported in 2019 with their average counts from 2009-2018.  Thanks again to David Reese for modifying his reporting system so … Continue reading

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A “Teaser Challenge” for Ten-Year-Averages Report Coming Soon

Thanks to good work by David Reese, who has tweaked his already wonderful reporting system, we are now able to post our Early & Late Dates Spreadsheet more quickly and accurately.  You can find the 2019 update at either the … Continue reading

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Updates of Guides to Pollinator Plants & Butterfly Host Plants for South Jersey

Butterfly gardening time is not all that far away, as all experienced gardeners know. As of January 16, Jesse Connor has updated her guide to the best pollinator plants in South Jersey and her guide to the best host plants. … Continue reading

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Cape May NABA Count 7-24-19

Michael O’Brien has kindly shared his Compiler’s report of the butterflies seen on the Cape May NABA Count on July 24 — including four record highs and a new species for the count’s all-time total.  Here’s his report: Cape May, NJ. Yr. … Continue reading

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Milkweed’s True Dependents

The milkweed flowering season has peaked now — for common milkweed, at least — and will fade to a close over the next few weeks.  By mid-July or so all those butterflies, moths, bees, wasps, ants, soldier beetles, and flower … Continue reading

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Pollinator Plant List for Butterfly Gardeners in South Jersey

Jesse Connor has pulled together a list of the best pollinator plants in South Jersey to complement her list of the best butterfly host plants posted last month. See the document for her interest in your observations and suggestions. Jesse … Continue reading

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Caterpillar Host Plant List for Gardeners

Jesse Connor put together the list at the link below for the Southeast Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey. Since it is already time for butterfly gardeners to consider what plants they might like to add to … Continue reading

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SJBF Project Compilation for 2018

 First Some Good Memories: The explosion of Brazilian skippers in CMY, in many gardens growing Canna, seems what most of us will remember longest about 2018.  [See earlier posts on this blog for the details.]  Stay tuned in 2019 and for … Continue reading

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Jennifer Bulava: Bonding With A Monarch

  What is it like to live with a butterfly for five days?  And what good can it do? Jennifer Bulava tells us here: A Naturalist & A Monarch Find A Bond

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Steve Glynn: South Jersey’s Sleepy Orange Colony

Steve Glynn has been carefully monitoring a colony of sleepy oranges at Dix WMA, Cumberland County, since August, 2016, when he found and re-found two females and one male flying there over several days — and began wondering why they … Continue reading

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