Massachusetts Butterfly Big Year update 4

This has turned into a lot more effort than I thought it would. I've made several trips that I thought were sure things, and have not found my targets. We're now at mid-summer when a lot is flying. Many of the current species are widespread, but some I have to be lucky to run into. Others, like many of the hairstreaks, will be a challenge.

Out of town guests for the Fourth of July weekend made for 4 days in a row when I didn't get into the field. But I'm not abandoning family and friends for this.

My count is now at 74 species. I doubt I will be able to break 100, but I'll see what I can do.

Posted by maractwin maractwin, July 07, 2021 21:58

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)

Observer

maractwin

Date

July 7, 2021 02:18 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus)

Observer

maractwin

Date

July 7, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Delaware Skipper (Anatrytone logan)

Observer

maractwin

Date

July 7, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Black Dash (Euphyes conspicua)

Observer

maractwin

Date

July 7, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Dion Skipper (Euphyes dion)

Observer

maractwin

Date

July 2021

Comments

Great photos!! Good luck!!

Posted by birdexplorers over 1 year ago (Flag)

I'm very impressed with all you have found. Here on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state, I'm not seeking them out, but have only found ten species this summer.

Posted by wendy5 over 1 year ago (Flag)

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