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Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:45:37 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: NC and SC butterfly counts -- last call?

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I am about to review, and edit/approve, the NABA butterfly counts from the
Carolinas that were conducted and submitted in 2017. I want to make sure
that all that were conducted have been submitted by the compilers. Here is
what shows on the list to be reviewed by me for NC and SC:

*North Carolina*: 10
Dismal Swamp State Park
Durham
Hanging Rock
Maple Hill
North Buncombe Co.
Rockingham Co.
Southern Lake Norman
Surry Co.
Wake Co.
Weymouth Woods

South Carolina: 2
Francis Marion National Forest
Hobcaw Barony

I know of 2 NC "counts" that met but were aborted due to poor weather
and/or lack of qualified butterfliers -- Pettigrew and Croatan National
Forest. I am aware that Congaree National Monument supposedly had a count,
or has been trying to have a count, but there has been no count yet
submitted.

The good news: One person -- Brian Bockhahn -- organized and compiled FIVE
counts. The bad news, all of the other butterfliers in NC managed to
organize and compile only five more. We need more counts in NC, and it is
sad to see some well known areas such as Greensboro and Winston-Salem no
longer doing counts. And, in part owing to horrendous butterfly numbers in
recent years, it is hard to get people to run butterfly counts in the NC
Coastal Plain. At least, Brian tried, and got two of them done, and I
compiled a new one at Maple Hill. We are also down to just one mountain
count.

The SC situation is still that -- a bad situation that has existed for 20
or more years. If it weren't for Pat and Clay Sutton, who come down from
Cape May, NJ, each year to run those two counts, I'd hate think about
whether there would be any counts submitted from SC. And, why is it so hard
for folks to conduct counts inland in SC?

I do thank all of you who helped out on the 12 counts this year, and maybe
there are 1-2 more counts still to be submitted. And, I especially thank
those who went on more than just one count.

Many of you are probably not aware that all counts ARE PRINTED IN FULL in a
single spiral bound publication each year -- the NABA Butterfly Report. For
more information about ordering a copy, see:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__naba.org_pubs_countpub.html&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=0mZD9R2xBzKpX9qP_4P8XAdBw95U8IXNc2zyfoXms-k&s=QoqMyDp-zwbB9yvGPIyN4sruU9hXaAmJh9ltLOr1eck&e=

Harry LeGrand
NC/SC Butterfly Counts editor

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><di=
v><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div>I am about to review, and ed=
it/approve, the NABA butterfly counts from the Carolinas that were conducte=
d and submitted in 2017. I want to make sure that all that were conducted h=
ave been submitted by the compilers.=C2=A0 Here is what shows on the list t=
o be reviewed by me for NC and SC:<br><br></div><u>North Carolina</u>:=C2=
=A0 10<br></div>Dismal Swamp State Park<br></div>Durham<br></div>Hanging Ro=
ck<br></div>Maple Hill<br></div>North Buncombe Co.<br></div>Rockingham Co.<=
br></div>Southern Lake Norman<br></div>Surry Co.<br></div>Wake Co.<br></div=
>Weymouth Woods<br><br></div>South Carolina:=C2=A0 2<br></div>Francis Mario=
n National Forest<br></div>Hobcaw Barony<br><br></div>I know of 2 NC &quot;=
counts&quot; that met but were aborted due to poor weather and/or lack of q=
ualified butterfliers -- Pettigrew and Croatan National Forest. I am aware =
that Congaree National Monument supposedly had a count, or has been trying =
to have a count, but there has been no count yet submitted.<br><br></div>Th=
e good news: One person -- Brian Bockhahn -- organized and compiled FIVE co=
unts.=C2=A0 The bad news, all of the other butterfliers in NC managed to or=
ganize and compile only five more.=C2=A0 We need more counts in NC, and it =
is sad to see some well known areas such as Greensboro and Winston-Salem no=
longer doing counts.=C2=A0 And, in part owing to horrendous butterfly numb=
ers in recent years, it is hard to get people to run butterfly counts in th=
e NC Coastal Plain.=C2=A0 At least, Brian tried, and got two of them done, =
and I compiled a new one at Maple Hill.=C2=A0 We are also down to just one =
mountain count.<br><br></div>The SC situation is still that -- a bad situat=
ion that has existed for 20 or more years. If it weren&#39;t for Pat and Cl=
ay Sutton, who come down from Cape May, NJ, each year to run those two coun=
ts, I&#39;d hate think about whether there would be any counts submitted fr=
om SC. And, why is it so hard for folks to conduct counts inland in SC?<br>=
<br></div>I do thank all of you who helped out on the 12 counts this year, =
and maybe there are 1-2 more counts still to be submitted.=C2=A0 And, I esp=
ecially thank those who went on more than just one count.<br><br></div>Many=
of you are probably not aware that all counts ARE PRINTED IN FULL in a sin=
gle spiral bound publication each year -- the NABA Butterfly Report. For mo=
re information about ordering a copy, see:<br><br><a href=3D"https://urldef=
ense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=3Dhttp-3A__naba.org_pubs_countpub.html&d=3DDwM=
FaQ&c=3DimBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=3DAW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OX=
upeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=3D0mZD9R2xBzKpX9qP_4P8XAdBw95U8IXNc2zyfoXms-k&s=
=3DQoqMyDp-zwbB9yvGPIyN4sruU9hXaAmJh9ltLOr1eck&e=3D">http://naba.org/pubs/c=
ountpub.html</a><br><br></div>Harry LeGrand<br></div>NC/SC Butterfly Counts=
editor<br><div><div><div><br>=C2=A0<br></div></div></div></div>

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