Category Archives: Looking At Our Data

Photo Forum version 3.1: An Overlooked Azure?

From the spring of 2008 through the spring of 2013 we logged a total of fewer than half a dozen reports of summer azures in their spring form for all six years combined.  As of April 18, we have 8+ … Continue reading

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Azures before April?

    The emergence of the first blueberry azures seems the first day of spring for many of us South Jersey butterflyers and our patience is being sorely tested this year. Take a look at our list of Early & … Continue reading

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Contributors & Totals for 2013

Our sixth year of logging was another good one, especially because of the wide participation of observers throughout our eight-county area. Keep at it, everyone! And if you are new to this blog or our log and would like to … Continue reading

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August 2013 Compilation

August 2013 was another very good month for butterflying in South Jersey. We found 61 species during the month (one more than last August’s good count of 60). We also totaled 3680+ reports, topping last August’s excellent total of 3300+ and … Continue reading

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Kevin Karlson you need not be: the value of blurry photos

Dave Amadio sent in the following note with his photos above: “Had the giant swallowtail again this afternoon [8-30-13] at Wheelabrator in Westville. I am somewhat embarrassed to send such poor images. Kevin Karlson I am not! In my defense, … Continue reading

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2000+ Reports for August…and still counting

August has been good for us so far: as of 8-19-13 we have more than 2000 individual reports, including our first Ocola skipper for the year (found by Chris Tonkinson in the CMBO garden on 8-15-13), the first bronze copper … Continue reading

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July 2013: 70+ species for the first time

  July 2013 was an excellent month for butterflies in South Jersey– as our log and contributing observers proved. We found 71 species during the month, a new record high for any single month (topping our previous high of 67, … Continue reading

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Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright

What a show!  Our most eye-catching butterfly seems to be flying wherever you look — and in numbers not seen in many years. We don’t have daily/monthly data going back before our log began, but we do have numbers for … Continue reading

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At its northeastern limits?

The scarcity of observations we have so far this year for Hayhurst’s scallopwing (only 9 as of 7-22-13) and Jesse Amesbury’s recent photo from his backyard inspired a look-back at our records for the species. In five and a half … Continue reading

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June 2013 Compilation

  Twenty-eight observers contributed to a total of 2041 reports last month, our highest total of June records in our six years of logging, breaking our record June total of 1844 observations compiled last year. From our last lingering pine … Continue reading

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