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Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2021 16:51:35 -0400
From: Dennis Forsythe (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Re: Carolina Sandhills NWR

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I have only seen a couple of Little Yellows this year and a friend had 4
Barred Yellows in Berkeley Co.in late August. On the Hobcaw NABA Count
today, I had 13 species mostly single and hoards of dragonflies.

Dennis

On Sat, Sep 4, 2021 at 12:45 PM Harry LeGrand <carolinaleps...> wrote=
:

> Welcome to the Butterfly Frustration Club. If you aren=E2=80=99t a membe=
r yet,
> you havent tried butterflying in the Carolina Coastal Plain this year.
>
> We all hope this is just a bad year and not a continuation of the downwar=
d
> slide, but most skippers do seem on a long-term. =E2=80=94 9 years =E2=80=
=94 slide. The
> migrants like Long-tailed, Little Yellow, etc are always up and down 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 skippers.
>
> Harry LeGrand
> Raleigh
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Sep 4, 2021, at 12:35 PM, kastners <carolinaleps...> wrote:
>
> =EF=BB=BF
>
> *Carolina Sandhills NWR*
>
> *9/3/21, 11:10-4:05*
>
> *73-82 degrees*
>
>
>
> Last year Dave and I visited the same areas at Carolina Sandhills on 9/6
> for approximately the same amount of time with very similar 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 mor=
e
> Cloudless Sulphurs and Sleepy Oranges. Last year we saw 5 species of
> skippers, this year only Silver-spotted. This compares to what others are
> saying about lower species numbers and lack of skippers.
>
>
>
> Palamedes Swallowtail 13
>
> Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
>
> Spicebush Swallowtail 5
>
> Sleepy Orange 28
>
> Cloudless Sulphur 17
>
> Eastern Tailed-Blue 2 plus 1 more that was either an EBT or small
> Summer Azure
>
> Gray Hairstreak 4
>
> Variegated Fritillary 14
>
> American Lady 1
>
> Common Buckeye 11
>
> Red-spotted Purple 1
>
> Horace=E2=80=99s Duskywing 1
>
> Zarucco Duskywing 1
>
> Duskywing species 1
>
> Silver-spotted Skipper 2
>
>
>
> Marty Kastner
>
> Blythewood, SC
>
>
>
>

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Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
South Carolina eButterfly reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
<dennis.forsythe...>

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<div dir=3D"ltr">I have only seen a couple of Little Yellows this year and =
a friend had 4 Barred Yellows in Berkeley Co.in late August.=C2=A0 On the H=
obcaw NABA Count today, I had 13 species mostly single and hoards of dragon=
flies.<div><br></div><div>Dennis</div></div><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote">=
<div dir=3D"ltr" class=3D"gmail_attr">On Sat, Sep 4, 2021 at 12:45 PM Harry=
LeGrand &lt;<a href=3D"mailto:<carolinaleps...>" target=3D"_blank">car=
<olinaleps...></a>&gt; wrote:<br></div><blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote=
" style=3D"margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);=
padding-left:1ex"><div dir=3D"auto">Welcome to the Butterfly Frustration Cl=
ub.=C2=A0 If you aren=E2=80=99t a member yet, you havent tried butterflying=
in the Carolina Coastal Plain this year.=C2=A0<div><br></div><div>We all h=
ope this is just a bad year and not a continuation of the downward slide, b=
ut most skippers do seem on a long-term. =E2=80=94 9 years =E2=80=94 slide.=
=C2=A0 The migrants like Long-tailed, Little Yellow, etc are always up and =
down 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 skip=
pers.=C2=A0<br><br>Harry LeGrand</div><div>Raleigh</div><div><br><div dir=
=3D"ltr">Sent from my iPhone</div><div dir=3D"ltr"><br><blockquote type=3D"=
cite">On Sep 4, 2021, at 12:35 PM, kastners &lt;<a href=3D"mailto:carolinal=
<eps...>" target=3D"_blank"><carolinaleps...></a>&gt; wrote:<br><br=
></blockquote></div><blockquote type=3D"cite"><div dir=3D"ltr">=EF=BB=BF<di=
v>
<div style=3D"font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:10pt;color:r=
gb(0,0,0)">
<div>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><strong><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&q=
uot;Century Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">Carolina Sandhills NWR</span></strong>=
</p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><strong><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&q=
uot;Century Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">9/3/21, 11:10-4:05</span></strong></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><strong><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&q=
uot;Century Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">73-82 degrees</span></strong></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><strong><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&q=
uot;Century Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">=C2=A0</span></strong></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&quot;Cent=
ury Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">Last year Dave and I visited the same areas at=
Carolina Sandhills on 9/6 for approximately the same amount of time with v=
ery similar temperatures. Some of the roads had wet spots then, but yesterd=
ay it was dry. Last year we recorded more than 237 Little Yellows, this yea=
r none. We also had more Cloudless Sulphurs and Sleepy Oranges. Last year w=
e saw 5 species of skippers, this year only Silver-spotted. This compares t=
o what others are saying about lower species numbers and lack of skippers.<=
/span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&quot;Cent=
ury Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">=C2=A0</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&quot;Cent=
ury Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">Palamedes Swallowtail<span>=C2=A0=C2=A0 </span=
>13</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&quot;Cent=
ury Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">Eastern Tiger Swallowtail<span>=C2=A0=C2=A0 </=
span>1</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&quot;Cent=
ury Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">Spicebush Swallowtail<span>=C2=A0=C2=A0 </span=
>5</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&quot;Cent=
ury Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">Sleepy Orange<span>=C2=A0=C2=A0 </span>28</spa=
n></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&quot;Cent=
ury Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">Cloudless Sulphur<span>=C2=A0=C2=A0 </span>17<=
/span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&quot;Cent=
ury Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">Eastern Tailed-Blue<span>=C2=A0=C2=A0 </span>2=
<span>=C2=A0=C2=A0 </span>plus 1 more that was either an EBT or small Summe=
r Azure</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&quot;Cent=
ury Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">Gray Hairstreak<span>=C2=A0=C2=A0 </span>4</sp=
an></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&quot;Cent=
ury Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">Variegated Fritillary<span>=C2=A0=C2=A0 </span=
>14</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&quot;Cent=
ury Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">American Lady<span>=C2=A0=C2=A0 </span>1</span=
></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&quot;Cent=
ury Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">Common Buckeye<span>=C2=A0=C2=A0 </span>11</sp=
an></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&quot;Cent=
ury Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">Red-spotted Purple<span>=C2=A0=C2=A0 </span>1<=
/span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&quot;Cent=
ury Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">Horace=E2=80=99s Duskywing<span>=C2=A0=C2=A0 <=
/span>1</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&quot;Cent=
ury Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">Zarucco Duskywing<span>=C2=A0=C2=A0 </span>1</=
span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&quot;Cent=
ury Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">Duskywing species<span>=C2=A0=C2=A0 </span>1</=
span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&quot;Cent=
ury Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">Silver-spotted Skipper<span>=C2=A0=C2=A0 </spa=
n>2</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal">=C2=A0</p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&quot;Cent=
ury Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">Marty Kastner</span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:&quot;Cent=
ury Gothic&quot;,sans-serif">Blythewood, SC</span></p>
</div>
<div><span style=3D"font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:10pt;c=
olor:rgb(0,0,0)">=C2=A0</span></div>
</div>
<div>
<div>=C2=A0</div>
</div>
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div><br></div>-- <br><div dir=3D"ltr"><div dir=3D"ltr"><div><div dir=3D"ltr=
"><div><div dir=3D"ltr"><div><div dir=3D"ltr">Dennis M. Forsythe PhD<div>So=
uth Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor</div><div>South Carolina eButterfl=
y reviewer</div><div>Emeritus Professor of Biology</div><div>The Citadel</d=
iv><div><div><div>171 Moultrie St,<br>Charleston, SC 29409<br>843.795.3996-=
home<br>843.953.7264-fax<br>843.708.1605-cell<br><a href=3D"mailto:dennis.f=
<orsythe...>" target=3D"_blank"><dennis.forsythe...></a></div></d=
iv></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>

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