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Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2021 12:45:41 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Re: Carolina Sandhills NWR


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Welcome to the Butterfly Frustration Club. If you aren=E2=80=99t a member y=
et, you havent tried butterflying in the Carolina Coastal Plain this year.=20=


We all hope this is just a bad year and not a continuation of the downward s=
lide, but most skippers do seem on a long-term. =E2=80=94 9 years =E2=80=94 s=
lide. The migrants like Long-tailed, Little Yellow, etc are always up and d=
own from year to year , and we know it=E2=80=99s a poor year for migrants. I=
worry about the residents like most roadside-skippers and the Marsh skipper=
s.=20

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 4, 2021, at 12:35 PM, kastners <carolinaleps...> wrote:
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> Carolina Sandhills NWR
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> 9/3/21, 11:10-4:05
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> 73-82 degrees
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> Last year Dave and I visited the same areas at Carolina Sandhills on 9/6 f=
or approximately the same amount of time with very similar temperatures. Som=
e of the roads had wet spots then, but yesterday it was dry. Last year we re=
corded more than 237 Little Yellows, this year none. We also had more Cloudl=
ess Sulphurs and Sleepy Oranges. Last year we saw 5 species of skippers, thi=
s year only Silver-spotted. This compares to what others are saying about lo=
wer species numbers and lack of skippers.
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> Palamedes Swallowtail 13
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> Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
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> Spicebush Swallowtail 5
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> Sleepy Orange 28
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> Cloudless Sulphur 17
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> Eastern Tailed-Blue 2 plus 1 more that was either an EBT or small Summ=
er Azure
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> Gray Hairstreak 4
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> Variegated Fritillary 14
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> American Lady 1
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> Common Buckeye 11
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> Red-spotted Purple 1
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> Horace=E2=80=99s Duskywing 1
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> Zarucco Duskywing 1
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> Duskywing species 1
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> Silver-spotted Skipper 2
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> Marty Kastner
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> Blythewood, SC
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<html><head><meta http-equiv=3D"content-type" content=3D"text/html; charset=3D=
utf-8"></head><body dir=3D"auto">Welcome to the Butterfly Frustration Club. &=
nbsp;If you aren=E2=80=99t a member yet, you havent tried butterflying in th=
e Carolina Coastal Plain this year.&nbsp;<div><br></div><div>We all hope thi=
s is just a bad year and not a continuation of the downward slide, but most s=
kippers do seem on a long-term. =E2=80=94 9 years =E2=80=94 slide. &nbsp;The=
migrants like Long-tailed, Little Yellow, etc are always up and down from y=
ear to year , and we know it=E2=80=99s a poor year for migrants. I worry abo=
ut the residents like most roadside-skippers and the Marsh skippers.&nbsp;<b=
r><br>Harry LeGrand</div><div>Raleigh</div><div><br><div dir=3D"ltr">Sent fr=
om my iPhone</div><div dir=3D"ltr"><br><blockquote type=3D"cite">On Sep 4, 2=
021, at 12:35 PM, kastners &lt;<carolinaleps...>&gt; wrote:<br><br></blo=
ckquote></div><blockquote type=3D"cite"><div dir=3D"ltr">=EF=BB=BF<div>
<div class=3D"userEdit" style=3D"font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; f=
ont-size: 10pt; color: #000000;">
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<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><strong><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family=
: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-fo=
nt-family: 'Times New Roman';">Carolina Sandhills NWR</span></strong></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><strong><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family=
: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-fo=
nt-family: 'Times New Roman';">9/3/21, 11:10-4:05</span></strong></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><strong><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family=
: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-fo=
nt-family: 'Times New Roman';">73-82 degrees</span></strong></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><strong><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family=
: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-fo=
nt-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Centu=
ry Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-famil=
y: 'Times New Roman';">Last year Dave and I visited the same areas at Caroli=
na Sandhills on 9/6 for approximately the same amount of time with very simi=
lar temperatures. Some of the roads had wet spots then, but yesterday it was=
dry. Last year we recorded more than 237 Little Yellows, this year none. We=
also had more Cloudless Sulphurs and Sleepy Oranges. Last year we saw 5 spe=
cies of skippers, this year only Silver-spotted. This compares to what other=
s are saying about lower species numbers and lack of skippers.</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Centu=
ry Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-famil=
y: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Centu=
ry Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-famil=
y: 'Times New Roman';">Palamedes Swallowtail<span style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes=
;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>13</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Centu=
ry Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-famil=
y: 'Times New Roman';">Eastern Tiger Swallowtail<span style=3D"mso-spacerun:=
yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>1</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Centu=
ry Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-famil=
y: 'Times New Roman';">Spicebush Swallowtail<span style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes=
;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>5</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Centu=
ry Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-famil=
y: 'Times New Roman';">Sleepy Orange<span style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp=
;&nbsp; </span>28</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Centu=
ry Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-famil=
y: 'Times New Roman';">Cloudless Sulphur<span style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes;">&=
nbsp;&nbsp; </span>17</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Centu=
ry Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-famil=
y: 'Times New Roman';">Eastern Tailed-Blue<span style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes;"=
>&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>2<span style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span=
>plus 1 more that was either an EBT or small Summer Azure</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Centu=
ry Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-famil=
y: 'Times New Roman';">Gray Hairstreak<span style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes;">&nb=
sp;&nbsp; </span>4</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Centu=
ry Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-famil=
y: 'Times New Roman';">Variegated Fritillary<span style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes=
;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>14</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Centu=
ry Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-famil=
y: 'Times New Roman';">American Lady<span style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp=
;&nbsp; </span>1</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Centu=
ry Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-famil=
y: 'Times New Roman';">Common Buckeye<span style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbs=
p;&nbsp; </span>11</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Centu=
ry Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-famil=
y: 'Times New Roman';">Red-spotted Purple<span style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes;">=
&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>1</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Centu=
ry Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-famil=
y: 'Times New Roman';">Horace=E2=80=99s Duskywing<span style=3D"mso-spacerun=
: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>1</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Centu=
ry Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-famil=
y: 'Times New Roman';">Zarucco Duskywing<span style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes;">&=
nbsp;&nbsp; </span>1</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Centu=
ry Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-famil=
y: 'Times New Roman';">Duskywing species<span style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes;">&=
nbsp;&nbsp; </span>1</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Centu=
ry Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-famil=
y: 'Times New Roman';">Silver-spotted Skipper<span style=3D"mso-spacerun: ye=
s;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>2</span></p>
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ry Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-famil=
y: 'Times New Roman';">Marty Kastner</span></p>
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ry Gothic',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-famil=
y: 'Times New Roman';">Blythewood, SC</span></p>
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