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OFNC butterfly count 2020

Which fritillary? Participants found Great Spangled, Atlantis, Silver-bordered, Meadow, and a record number of Aphrodite Fritillaries on 4 July 2020. Photo by Li-Shien Lee. Despite the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, a small dedicated group of 18 OFNC members undertook this year's butterfly count. This annual count is part of the North American Butterfly [...]

2020-07-07T21:31:00-04:00July 7th, 2020|OFNC event|

OFNC butterfly count 2019

Three new species and new record high counts for eight others in this year's butterfly count. by Jeff Skevington The final totals are all in for yesterday's (6 July 2019) OFNC butterfly count, and we ended up with 1143 butterflies of 48 species. The count diversity was average but higher than expected, because we missed [...]

2019-07-07T21:48:22-04:00July 7th, 2019|OFNC event|

OFNC’s 16th annual butterfly count

The butterfly count is an annual OFNC event organized this year by Jeff Skevington. Working in groups or alone, participants patrol the same location - a 24-km diameter circle centred on Manion Corners - each year from about 9 a.m. to about 4 or 5 p.m. Data are submitted to the North American Butterfly Association. [...]

2016-07-07T02:43:29-04:00July 7th, 2016|OFNC event|

14th annual OFNC butterfly count

By Jeff Skevington Hans Blokpoel with one of the easier to find Appalachian Browns from the count. Photo Alexander Skevington. Single-day insect surveys are nerve-wracking as they are controlled to a great extent by the weather. It was thus a pleasure to awake on July 5 to spectacular weather for the 14th annual OFNC [...]

2014-07-07T11:36:59-04:00July 7th, 2014|OFNC event|