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Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2020 14:51:01 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Re: N. C. Sandhills Game Lands - Richmond County - 10-08-2020

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I've seen only a little bit of *S. grandiflorum* in bloom also. It seems
to be somewhat late this year, for some odd reason -- as it has been cooler
than normal. It is often futile to look for Leonard's Skipper in the
Piedmont unless there are some decent stands of this aster in bloom. Lori
Arent and I saw a little bit in bloom about 3 days ago in Chatham County,
but just a few depauperate plants, not the big, rounded "bushy" ones that
are so loved by skippers. But, there are many, many records of Leonard's
from Oct. 10-20, so all is not lost yet!

Harry LeGrand

On Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 2:28 PM willstuart2001 <carolinaleps...> wrote=
:

> I visited an area of decent Liatris bloom in the Pee Dee NWR without
> finding much of interest. I continued to the N.C. Sandhills Game Lands a=
nd
> briefly worked 2 areas before returning to the area above Bones Fork arou=
nd
> 2 pm where I surveyed some downslope areas I had not previously walked.
>
>
>
> A beautiful day to be out and walking and both the Monarch and American
> Ladies numbers were higher. I also had 2 Painted Ladies and 2 Gulf
> Fritillaries and an Orange Sulfur, a species I do not often see in the
> longleaf. I also had a cooperative Meske=E2=80=99s Skipper.
>
>
>
> I had several additional large patches of Orbexilum lupinellus in those
> downslope areas. This species apparently benefited from the early summer
> burn and should be producing a good crop of seeds.
>
>
>
> I am seeing buds but have yet to see a blossom on Symphyotrichum
> grandiflorum. They should appear next week.
>
>
>
> Will Stuart
>
> Matthews, NC
>
>
>
> Pipevine Swallowtail
>
> 1
>
> Gulf Fritillary
>
> 2
>
> Variegated Fritillary
>
> 8
>
> Monarch
>
> 10
>
> American Lady
>
> 12
>
> Painted Lady
>
> 2
>
> Common Buckeye
>
> 30
>
> Pearl Crescent
>
> 12
>
> Eastern Tailed-blue
>
> 8
>
> Cloudless Sulfur
>
> 80
>
> Orange Sulfur
>
> 1
>
> Sleepy Orange
>
> 15
>
> Little Yellow
>
> 35
>
> Gray Hairstreak
>
> 2
>
> Fiery Skipper
>
> 5
>
> Ocola Skipper
>
> 6
>
> Clouded Skipper
>
> 2
>
> Common Checkered Skipper
>
> 3
>
> Long-tailed Skipper
>
> 1
>
> MESKE'S SKIPPER
>
> 1
>
> Nectaring on Carphephorus
>
>
>

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div>I&#39;ve seen only a little bit of <i>S. grandiflorum=
</i> in bloom also.=C2=A0 It seems to be somewhat late this year, for some =
odd reason -- as it has been cooler than normal.=C2=A0 It is often futile t=
o look for Leonard&#39;s Skipper in the Piedmont unless there are some dece=
nt stands of this aster in bloom.=C2=A0 Lori Arent and I saw a little bit i=
n bloom about 3 days ago in Chatham County, but just a few depauperate plan=
ts, not the big, rounded &quot;bushy&quot; ones that are so loved by skippe=
rs.=C2=A0 But, there are many, many records of Leonard&#39;s from Oct. 10-2=
0, so all is not lost yet!<br></div><div><br></div><div>Harry LeGrand<br></=
div></div><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote"><div dir=3D"ltr" class=3D"gmail_at=
tr">On Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 2:28 PM willstuart2001 &lt;<a href=3D"mailto:car=
<olinaleps...>"><carolinaleps...></a>&gt; wrote:<br></div><blockquo=
te class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px =
solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex"><div style=3D"overflow-wrap: break=
-word;" lang=3D"EN-US"><div class=3D"gmail-m_-4361144714842546816WordSectio=
n1"><p class=3D"MsoNormal">I visited an area of decent Liatris bloom in the=
Pee Dee NWR without finding much of interest.=C2=A0 I continued to the N.C=
. Sandhills Game Lands and briefly worked 2 areas before returning to the a=
rea above Bones Fork around 2 pm where I surveyed some downslope areas I ha=
d not previously walked.<u></u><u></u></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><u></u>=C2=
=A0<u></u></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal">A beautiful day to be out and walking =
and both the Monarch and American Ladies numbers were higher.=C2=A0 I also =
had 2 Painted Ladies and 2 Gulf Fritillaries and an Orange Sulfur, a specie=
s I do not often see in the longleaf.=C2=A0 I also had a cooperative Meske=
=E2=80=99s Skipper.<u></u><u></u></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><u></u>=C2=A0<u=
></u></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal">I had several additional large patches of O=
rbexilum lupinellus in those downslope areas.=C2=A0 This species apparently=
benefited from the early summer burn and should be producing a good crop o=
f seeds.<u></u><u></u></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><u></u>=C2=A0<u></u></p><p=
class=3D"MsoNormal">I am seeing buds but =C2=A0have yet to see =C2=A0a blo=
ssom on Symphyotrichum grandiflorum.=C2=A0 =C2=A0They should appear next we=
ek.<u></u><u></u></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><u></u>=C2=A0<u></u></p><p clas=
s=3D"MsoNormal">Will Stuart<u></u><u></u></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal">Matthew=
s, NC<u></u><u></u></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><u></u>=C2=A0<u></u></p><tabl=
e style=3D"width:473pt;border-collapse:collapse" width=3D"631" cellspacing=
=3D"0" cellpadding=3D"0" border=3D"0"><tbody><tr style=3D"height:15pt"><td =
style=3D"width:181pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"241" valign=3D=
"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"color:black">Pipevine=
Swallowtail<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:35pt;padding:0=
in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"47" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"Mso=
Normal" style=3D"text-align:right" align=3D"right"><span style=3D"color:bla=
ck">1<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:21pt;padding:0in 5.4p=
t;height:15pt" width=3D"28" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td><td style=3D"widt=
h:236pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"315" valign=3D"bottom" nowr=
ap></td></tr><tr style=3D"height:15pt"><td style=3D"width:181pt;padding:0in=
5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"241" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoN=
ormal"><span style=3D"color:black">Gulf Fritillary<u></u><u></u></span></p>=
</td><td style=3D"width:35pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"47" va=
lign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align:right" al=
ign=3D"right"><span style=3D"color:black">2<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><t=
d style=3D"width:21pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"28" valign=3D=
"bottom" nowrap></td><td style=3D"width:236pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt=
" width=3D"315" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td></tr><tr style=3D"height:15pt=
"><td style=3D"width:181pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"241" val=
ign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"color:black">Va=
riegated Fritillary<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:35pt;pa=
dding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"47" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=
=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align:right" align=3D"right"><span style=3D"co=
lor:black">8<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:21pt;padding:0=
in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"28" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td><td style=
=3D"width:236pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"315" valign=3D"bott=
om" nowrap></td></tr><tr style=3D"height:15pt"><td style=3D"width:181pt;pad=
ding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"241" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=
=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"color:black">Monarch<u></u><u></u></span></p>=
</td><td style=3D"width:35pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"47" va=
lign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align:right" al=
ign=3D"right"><span style=3D"color:black">10<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><=
td style=3D"width:21pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"28" valign=
=3D"bottom" nowrap></td><td style=3D"width:236pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:1=
5pt" width=3D"315" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td></tr><tr style=3D"height:1=
5pt"><td style=3D"width:181pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"241" =
valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"color:black"=
>American Lady<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:35pt;padding=
:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"47" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"M=
soNormal" style=3D"text-align:right" align=3D"right"><span style=3D"color:b=
lack">12<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:21pt;padding:0in 5=
.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"28" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td><td style=3D"w=
idth:236pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"315" valign=3D"bottom" n=
owrap></td></tr><tr style=3D"height:15pt"><td style=3D"width:181pt;padding:=
0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"241" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"M=
soNormal"><span style=3D"color:black">Painted Lady<u></u><u></u></span></p>=
</td><td style=3D"width:35pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"47" va=
lign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align:right" al=
ign=3D"right"><span style=3D"color:black">2<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><t=
d style=3D"width:21pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"28" valign=3D=
"bottom" nowrap></td><td style=3D"width:236pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt=
" width=3D"315" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td></tr><tr style=3D"height:15pt=
"><td style=3D"width:181pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"241" val=
ign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"color:black">Co=
mmon Buckeye<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:35pt;padding:0=
in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"47" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"Mso=
Normal" style=3D"text-align:right" align=3D"right"><span style=3D"color:bla=
ck">30<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:21pt;padding:0in 5.4=
pt;height:15pt" width=3D"28" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td><td style=3D"wid=
th:236pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"315" valign=3D"bottom" now=
rap></td></tr><tr style=3D"height:15pt"><td style=3D"width:181pt;padding:0i=
n 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"241" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"Mso=
Normal"><span style=3D"color:black">Pearl Crescent<u></u><u></u></span></p>=
</td><td style=3D"width:35pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"47" va=
lign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align:right" al=
ign=3D"right"><span style=3D"color:black">12<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><=
td style=3D"width:21pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"28" valign=
=3D"bottom" nowrap></td><td style=3D"width:236pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:1=
5pt" width=3D"315" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td></tr><tr style=3D"height:1=
5pt"><td style=3D"width:181pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"241" =
valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"color:black"=
>Eastern Tailed-blue<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:35pt;p=
adding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"47" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p clas=
s=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align:right" align=3D"right"><span style=3D"c=
olor:black">8<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:21pt;padding:=
0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"28" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td><td style=
=3D"width:236pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"315" valign=3D"bott=
om" nowrap></td></tr><tr style=3D"height:15pt"><td style=3D"width:181pt;pad=
ding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"241" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=
=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"color:black">Cloudless Sulfur<u></u><u></u></=
span></p></td><td style=3D"width:35pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=
=3D"47" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align=
:right" align=3D"right"><span style=3D"color:black">80<u></u><u></u></span>=
</p></td><td style=3D"width:21pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"28=
" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td><td style=3D"width:236pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;=
height:15pt" width=3D"315" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td></tr><tr style=3D"=
height:15pt"><td style=3D"width:181pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=
=3D"241" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"col=
or:black">Orange Sulfur<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:35p=
t;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"47" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p c=
lass=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align:right" align=3D"right"><span style=
=3D"color:black">1<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:21pt;pad=
ding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"28" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td><td =
style=3D"width:236pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"315" valign=3D=
"bottom" nowrap></td></tr><tr style=3D"height:15pt"><td style=3D"width:181p=
t;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"241" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p =
class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"color:black">Sleepy Orange<u></u><u></u>=
</span></p></td><td style=3D"width:35pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" widt=
h=3D"47" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-alig=
n:right" align=3D"right"><span style=3D"color:black">15<u></u><u></u></span=
></p></td><td style=3D"width:21pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"2=
8" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td><td style=3D"width:236pt;padding:0in 5.4pt=
;height:15pt" width=3D"315" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td></tr><tr style=3D=
"height:15pt"><td style=3D"width:181pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=
=3D"241" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"col=
or:black">Little Yellow<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:35p=
t;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"47" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p c=
lass=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align:right" align=3D"right"><span style=
=3D"color:black">35<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:21pt;pa=
dding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"28" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td><td=
style=3D"width:236pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"315" valign=
=3D"bottom" nowrap></td></tr><tr style=3D"height:15pt"><td style=3D"width:1=
81pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"241" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap>=
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"color:black">Gray Hairstreak<u></u><u=
></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:35pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt"=
width=3D"47" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text=
-align:right" align=3D"right"><span style=3D"color:black">2<u></u><u></u></=
span></p></td><td style=3D"width:21pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=
=3D"28" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td><td style=3D"width:236pt;padding:0in =
5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"315" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td></tr><tr sty=
le=3D"height:15pt"><td style=3D"width:181pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" =
width=3D"241" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=
=3D"color:black">Fiery Skipper<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"wi=
dth:35pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"47" valign=3D"bottom" nowr=
ap><p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align:right" align=3D"right"><span =
style=3D"color:black">5<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:21p=
t;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"28" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td=
><td style=3D"width:236pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"315" vali=
gn=3D"bottom" nowrap></td></tr><tr style=3D"height:15pt"><td style=3D"width=
:181pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"241" valign=3D"bottom" nowra=
p><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"color:black">Ocola Skipper<u></u><u=
></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:35pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt"=
width=3D"47" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text=
-align:right" align=3D"right"><span style=3D"color:black">6<u></u><u></u></=
span></p></td><td style=3D"width:21pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=
=3D"28" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td><td style=3D"width:236pt;padding:0in =
5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"315" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td></tr><tr sty=
le=3D"height:15pt"><td style=3D"width:181pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" =
width=3D"241" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=
=3D"color:black">Clouded Skipper<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"=
width:35pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"47" valign=3D"bottom" no=
wrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align:right" align=3D"right"><spa=
n style=3D"color:black">2<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:2=
1pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"28" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></=
td><td style=3D"width:236pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"315" va=
lign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td></tr><tr style=3D"height:15pt"><td style=3D"wid=
th:181pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"241" valign=3D"bottom" now=
rap><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"color:black">Common Checkered Ski=
pper<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:35pt;padding:0in 5.4pt=
;height:15pt" width=3D"47" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal" =
style=3D"text-align:right" align=3D"right"><span style=3D"color:black">3<u>=
</u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:21pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height=
:15pt" width=3D"28" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td><td style=3D"width:236pt;=
padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"315" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td>=
</tr><tr style=3D"height:15pt"><td style=3D"width:181pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;h=
eight:15pt" width=3D"241" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><=
span style=3D"color:black">Long-tailed Skipper<u></u><u></u></span></p></td=
><td style=3D"width:35pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"47" valign=
=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align:right" align=
=3D"right"><span style=3D"color:black">1<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td s=
tyle=3D"width:21pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"28" valign=3D"bo=
ttom" nowrap></td><td style=3D"width:236pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" w=
idth=3D"315" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap></td></tr><tr style=3D"height:15pt"><=
td style=3D"width:181pt;padding:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"241" valign=
=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"color:black">MESKE=
&#39;S SKIPPER<u></u><u></u></span></p></td><td style=3D"width:35pt;padding=
:0in 5.4pt;height:15pt" width=3D"47" valign=3D"bottom" nowrap><p class=3D"M=
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