Recent sightings

Apr 22

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Montgomery County, PA

3 azure sp seen

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red Admiral 1
Apr 21

Mike Smith

west of Covington, Va.
Alleghany County, VA

3 Grizzled Skippers - 2 nectaring on dwarf cinqufoil, one at a mud puddle.

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Grizzled Skipper

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Grizzled Skipper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 6
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Grizzled Skipper 3
Apr 21

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline Park - Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

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Fiery Skipper

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Variable Checkerspot

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1
Apr 21

Mike Reese

Necedah NWR
Juneau County, WI

First elfin of the year in Wisconsin

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Brown Elfin

  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
Apr 21

Steven Glynn

Glassboro Woods
Gloucester County, NJ

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Spring Azure

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Spring Azure

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Henry's Elfin

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Henry's Elfin

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Henry's Elfin

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Henry's Elfin

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Henry's Elfin abundant
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 9
Apr 21

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

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Falcate Orangetip

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 6
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
Apr 21

Robert Grosek

Grippen Park, Endicott
Broome County, NY

69 degrees, sunny, slight breeze

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
Apr 20

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park
Contra Costa County, CA

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Sachem

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Northern Checkerspot

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 3
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • California Sister 2
  • Common Ringlet 13
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Umber Skipper 2
Apr 20

Rick Borchelt

Green Ridge State Forest
Allegany County, MD

Warm (mid-60’s), full sun, light breeze. Various locations in and adjacent to Green Ridge State Forest.

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Olympia Marble

  • Cabbage White common
  • Olympia Marble 14
  • Falcate Orangetip abundant
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure abundant
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing common
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common
Apr 20

Curtis A. Lehman

Youghiogheny River Trail
Fayette County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • West Virginia White 3
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Falcate Orangetip 4
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
Apr 20

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

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Falcate Orangetip

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
Apr 19

Bart Jones

Meeman-Shelby Forest count circle
Shelby County, TN

Results from the Meeman-Shelby Forest spring count. 10 Harvesters is a VERY high number.

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Harvester

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 96
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 25
  • Harvester 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 24
  • Pearl Crescent 65
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Goatweed Leafwing 9
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 29
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 26
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Common Sootywing 5
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 2
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1
Apr 19

Rick Borchelt

Patuxent National Wildlife Research Refuge South Tract
Prince George's County, MD

There’s a quarter-mile of powerline right-of-way at the east end of Cash Lake that has been managed to promote the growth of shadbush and highbush blueberry. This is always a good spot to find Eastern Pine Elfin and Henry’s Elfin; today was no exception. Warm (mid-60’s), partly sunny and breezy. In the field 12:30-3:00 pm.

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Henry's Elfin

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Eastern Pine Elfin

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 5
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
Apr 18

Linda Cooper

Ft. Zachary Taylor State Park, Indigenous Park, Fran Ford White-crowned Pigeon Preserve
Monroe County, FL

Nectar plants limited to Bidens alba.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 14
  • Lyside Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 21
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Cassius Blue 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 11
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Three-spotted Skipper 10
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Ocola Skipper 1
Apr 18

Glenn Koppel

State Game Lands 284
Mercer County, PA

  • Red Admiral 1
Apr 18

Glenn Koppel

State Game Lands 284
Mercer County, PA

  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
Apr 17

Jim Wilkinson

Riley's Lock on C&O Canal
Montgomery County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Spring Azure 2
Apr 17

Dennis Holmes

Along Gilman Road in the Whiskeytown Shasta Trinity National Recreation Area
Shasta County, CA

Indra’s of the shastensis subspecies are beginning their flight.

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Indra Swallowtail

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Common Roadside-Skipper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 15
  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Indra Swallowtail 3
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spring White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • California Sister 2
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Propertius Duskywing 10
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1
Apr 16

John Heyse

George Miller Shoreline Park, Pt. Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

67-69F

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Umber Skipper

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Boisduval's Blue

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Boisduval's Blue

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 11
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Boisduval's Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Common Ringlet 29
  • Umber Skipper 3
Apr 15

John Heyse

my backyard, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
Apr 14

John Heyse

Martinez Marsh, Carquinez Shoreline, Martinez
Contra Costa County, CA

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Western Tiger Swallowtail

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Monarch 2
Apr 13

Rick Borchelt

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Jericho Ditch
Suffolk city, VA

Sightings for both April 12 and 13. Continuing warm and sunny; Palamedes and Zebra Swallowtail numbers building considerably. Kicked up a Henry’s Elfin every 20 feet or so along Williamson Ditch.

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Carolina Roadside-Skipper

  • Zebra Swallowtail abundant
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 8
  • Henry's Elfin common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure superabundant
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Carolina Roadside-Skipper 1
Apr 13

Allan R. Loudell

White Clay Creek Preserve
Chester County, PA

First Blues of 2014; ditto for the Commas.
Cabbage White population everywhere has increased exponentially over the past week.
Almost all butterflies observed were flying rather than nectaring…

  • Cabbage White 16
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
Apr 13

Warren A. Jacobs

Fulmer Rd Spring Mount
Montgomery County, PA

  • Spring Azure 1
Apr 13

Andrew Block

Van Cortlandt Park
Bronx County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
Apr 13

Jim Wilkinson

7030 Tech Drive, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
Apr 13

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

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Falcate Orangetip

  • Falcate Orangetip 2
Apr 12

Glenn Koppel

Succop Conservancy
Butler County, PA

  • Eastern Comma 1
Apr 12

Rick Borchelt

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Jericho Ditch
Suffolk city, VA

Start of a very warm, sunny weekend. Henry’s Elfin, Zebra Swallowtails, and Palamedes were all on the wing; later in the weekend Henry’s was especially common on flowering horse sugar (Symplocos) and along the sandy ditch trails.

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Zebra Swallowtail

  • Zebra Swallowtail abundant
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure superabundant
Apr 12

Dennis Holmes

Mima Mounds National Natural Area
Thurston County, WA

Two individual Hoary Elfin’s were flying and seemed to be patrolling their territory.

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Hoary Elfin

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Hoary Elfin

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Hoary Elfin 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 3
Apr 12

Linda Cooper

Tillis Hill area of Withlacoochee State Forest
Citrus County, FL

This was one team of the Annutteliga Hammock NABA count compiled by Don Stillwaugh. Team Two - Skip and Jane Blanchard, Buck and Linda Cooper. Much Sparkleberry in bloom but not many hairstreaks taking advantage of its nectar. Baracoa Skipper was new to the count. This is the most Southern Dogfaces we have ever seen.

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Common Buckeye

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Baracoa Skipper

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Baracoa Skipper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 35
  • Zebra Swallowtail 27
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 40
  • Cloudless Sulphur 14
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Oak Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 13
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 11
  • Little Wood-Satyr 13
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 10
Apr 12

Tom Palmer

Ocala National Forest
Putnam County, FL

Thistle plentiful,, but little on it. I found one Cofaqui egg on Yucca filamentosa in general area where adult reported recently.

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Dotted Skipper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 26
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Carolina Satyr 32
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Sachem 1
Apr 12

John Heyse

Perkins Canyon, Mt. Diablo
Contra Costa County, CA

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Pale Swallowtail

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Sara Orangetip

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 4
  • Sara Orangetip 4
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet 13
  • Propertius Duskywing 3
  • Common Sootywing 1
Apr 12

Rick Borchelt

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Suffolk city, VA

Very warm (upper 70s), sunny, light breeze. Washington Ditch and associated boardwalk.

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Zebra Swallowtail

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Henry's Elfin

  • Zebra Swallowtail abundant
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip common
  • Henry's Elfin 27
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Eastern Comma 3
Apr 12

Steven Rosenthal

Pennsville NJ- just south of the final NJ turnpike toll before Delaware
Salem County, NJ

on a slow bus ride down the NJ turnpike from NYC to DC a lot of traffic made for an easy vigil for butterflies. The above location clearly appeared to be the line between the “butterfly” and “no butterfly” zones from north to south. Plenty of cabbage whites and a couple of yellow sulphurs close to DC.

  • Cabbage White 2
Apr 12

John Lampkin

Shell Mound, Cockroach Bay
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin

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White M Hairstreak

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 26
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 11
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 1
  • Queen 9
  • Fiery Skipper 8
Apr 12

Mary & Tom Fiore

Riverside Park, Manhattan near 115 St.
New York County, NY

seen by mom & son; first of year for TF.

  • Cabbage White 1
Apr 11

Michael Diederich

Route 100, Somers, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 1
Apr 11

John Heyse

Donner Canyon, Mt. Diablo
Contra Costa County, CA

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Northern Checkerspot

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Pale Swallowtail

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • California Sister 4
  • Common Ringlet 8
  • Propertius Duskywing 4
Apr 11

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Trail
Morgan County, UT

Just ~1.5miles to the “camp”. Didn’t count on way back. Still around a foot in spots (especially the northern side of the mts).

  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Satyr Comma 2+
  • Hoary Comma 1+
  • Mourning Cloak 19+
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 3+
Apr 10

Glenn Koppel

Sunken Garden Trail, Moraine State Park
Butler County, PA

  • Mourning Cloak 3
Apr 10

Mara Meisel

Shenandoah National Park, Rapidan Fire Road (from 2500 to 2700 ft. elevation)
Madison County, VA

All butterflies seen were flitting, resting, or puddling. The only wildflowers blooming at these elevations were coltsfoot (plenty) and a couple of hepaticas. Toothwort in bud, so we’re hoping to see West Virginia Whites soon.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
Apr 10

John Lampkin

Red Bug Slough
Sarasota County, FL

With Jane Lampkin and Karen Finch

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Fiery Skipper 30
Apr 10

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline Park - Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

male Field Crescent

Painted Lady - migrants are here now.

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Painted Lady

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Field Crescent

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Monarch 1
Apr 10

Jim Wilkinson

Centennial Park
Howard County, MD

Also two anglewings flying but could not ID to species

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
Apr 9

Steven Glynn

Silverado Canyon/Maple Springs access area
Orange County, CA

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Umber Skipper

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California Sister

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Behr's Hairstreak

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  • Western Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 4
  • California Dogface 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Boisduval's Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • West Coast Lady 2
  • California Sister common
  • Funereal Duskywing 3
  • Umber Skipper 2
Apr 9

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park
Contra Costa County, CA

very small Anise Swallowtail - about the size of a Cabbage White.

1st Lorquin’s Admiral of the year.

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Lorquin's Admiral

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Anise Swallowtail

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Large Marble 1
  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
Apr 9

Mike Reese

Necedah NWR
Juneau County, WI

My first Wisconsin butterflies of the year!

  • Mourning Cloak 3
Apr 9

Jeanette Klodzen

Little Cottonwood Trail
Salt Lake County, UT

68degrees – snow hanging on in spots — started walk 3:30pm

  • Satyr Comma 2+
  • Hoary Comma 2+
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
Apr 9

Brett Forsyth

Just outside of Guelph in my yard
Wellington County, incl. Guelph, ON

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Mourning Cloak

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Mourning Cloak

  • Mourning Cloak 1
Apr 8

Jane Hurwitz

near NJ Audubon Headquarters, Bernardsville, NJ
Somerset County, NJ

  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
Apr 8

john heyse

George Miller Shoreline Park, Pt. Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

72-77F
female western pine elfin on poison oak

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Western Pine Elfin

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 7
  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Western Pine Elfin 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Common Ringlet 14