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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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2017 Butterfly Big Years X Two

As many of you know, two of our most active veterans conducted Butterfly Big Years in 2017 — determined to spot as many species in the state as they could in one calendar year. Congratulations to Steve Glynn and Jack … Continue reading

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Photos: One week in May

May is a good month for butterfly photographers as demonstrated by three of our observers here: For an account of his day in NJ and also nice shots of some West Virginian butterflies go to Matt Orsie’s blog: West Virginia … Continue reading

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“Feel Free To Contact Me” List?

I have been asked on a number of occasions to provide emails for other members of our log. Most often, folks want to know the specifics of where, exactly, a butterfly was found. Other times, they want directions to a … Continue reading

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Here’s the List: Dave Amadio’s Big Year

Dave A’s computer is up and running again, and so he is now able to send along these photos (his camera never paused) and his breakdown of the amazing Butterfly Big Year he recorded in 2013. After a careful re-count … Continue reading

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One state, one year: 101 species

Dave Amadio achieved an amazing milestone on Saturday, October 5. He photographed his 100th and 101st butterfly species recorded in New Jersey this year. He had reached the century mark for the state when he observed an Ocola a few … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Will Kerling!

Our most prolific contributor is celebrating a birthday today. His age must be kept a secret, of course ….unless you happen to know it exactly matches our log’s current record for butterfly species found in a single month (hint: see … Continue reading

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Adding photo links to our log

Our Google spreadsheet allows participants to share their photos on our log fairly easily. All you need is an on-line url-address (a http: line). The sequence: 1. Take some photos. 2. Download them to your PC. 3. Upload any or … Continue reading

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New Jersey Butterflies Website Takes Off

  NABA’s North Jersey Butterfly Club has launched a wonderful new website, packed with info about butterflies throughout the state. Go to the link below to see. The site is already extremely impressive, even with other sections still to be … Continue reading

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Appreciating The Taken-For-Granted

Outliers and oddball individuals — the rare and hard-to-find, the wildly-lost strays, the early emergers, and the late, last survivors — tend to become the focus of attention in butterflyers’ conversations (and on this blog). It’s good to remember, therefore, … Continue reading

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