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Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 00:12:02 +0000 (UTC)
From: JOHN DEMKO <jldemko...>
Subject: Silver Bluff Audubon Portion of NABA CSRA Annual Count 6/27/2020

The annual Central Savannah River Area NABA Annual Count was held yesterday=
.=C2=A0 Here are the results.=C2=A0 Of significance were the lack of any an=
glewings or Emperors. Hackberry Emperor seen the day before.

Eastern Swallowtail 9
Spicebush Swallowtail 2
Palamedes Swallowtail 25 Carolina Bay blight not affecting numbers.=C2=A0 W=
hite Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) must be their main host plant in our are=
a
Cloudless Sulphur 1=C2=A0 For some reason (clouds?) they were severely lack=
ing, seen day before.
Little Yellow 14 Making a strong comeback in the area.=C2=A0 Missing entire=
ly in 2017 and 2018 surveys.
Sleepy Orange 24=C2=A0 Also making a strong comeback.=C2=A0 Previous high w=
as 8 in the previous 3 years.
Red-banded Hairstreak 2
Gray Hairstreak 3
American Snout 4
Gulf Fritillary 3
American Lady 3
Common Buckeye 27
Pearl Crescent 10
Red-spotted Purple 2
Viceroy 1
Carolina Satyr 4
Silver-spotted Skipper 13
Hoary Edge 4
Southern Cloudywing 2
Horace's Duskywing 3
Wild Indigo Duskywing 4=C2=A0 Supports surveys made earlier in the year on =
the property with photographic evidence submitted to e-Butterfly, none repo=
rted on previous counts of Silver Bluff.
Duskywing Species 4
Fiery Skipper 6
Whirlabout 3
Dun Skipper 7
Ocola Skipper 1

Due to pandemic only two persons counting in morning, one in the afternoon.

John Demko