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Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2024 18:10:33 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: New mapping of county records for the Butterflies of NC website

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Folks,

About a week ago, Rob Van Epps suggested to Tom Howard (website
administrator) and me (website author/editor) about having the county maps
on the *Butterflies of North Carolina* website show more "recency" mapping,
as has been done on several other websites such as Reptiles, Amphibians,
and Dragonflies and Damselflies (of North Carolina).

So, just today, Tom has created three "recency of occurrence" categories:

Current: Seen, photographed, or collected after 2014 (green)
Recent: Seen, photographed, or collected from 2004 to 2014 (blue)
Historical: Not seen, photographed, or collected after 2003 (red)

The justification for doing this, as Rob suggested, is to get more people
afield in more poorly-worked counties, submitting records to this
listserve, or posting photos to iNaturalist, etc. -- to get more recent
records for the species and counties across its range in the state -- not
to mention adding new county records. A species such as Barred Yellow,
where a species has most counties in red, is clearly declining:

Butterflies of North Carolina (ncparks.gov)
<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/nbnc/a/accounts.php?acctID=21__;!!OToaGQ!uUwulRZ66or-uHWocWi_X_oe51lcpbycwq5rfVJ1IpOiJekX7hzL3qx8NMqmXj6sKnsWU0uABBjX3Lb2uM4dcg$ >

whereas a species such as Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, with most counties in
green, is either common (or easily found) or is increasing.

Butterflies of North Carolina (ncparks.gov)
<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/nbnc/a/accounts.php?acctID=5__;!!OToaGQ!uUwulRZ66or-uHWocWi_X_oe51lcpbycwq5rfVJ1IpOiJekX7hzL3qx8NMqmXj6sKnsWU0uABBjX3La-NGd-Ww$ >


I hope you like the "new" maps! Good butterflying, and make sure you post
your sightings!

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div>Folks,</div><div><br></div><div>About a week ago, Rob=
Van Epps suggested to Tom Howard (website administrator) and me (website a=
uthor/editor) about having the county maps on the <u>Butterflies of North C=
arolina</u> website show more &quot;recency&quot; mapping, as has been done=
on several other websites such as Reptiles, Amphibians, and Dragonflies an=
d Damselflies (of North Carolina).<br></div><div><br></div><div>So, just to=
day, Tom has created three &quot;recency of occurrence&quot; categories:</d=
iv><div><br></div><div>Current:=C2=A0 Seen, photographed, or collected afte=
r 2014=C2=A0=C2=A0 (green)</div><div>Recent:=C2=A0=20
Seen, photographed, or collected from 2004 to 2014=C2=A0=C2=A0 (blue)</div>=
<div>Historical: Not seen, photographed, or collected after 2003=C2=A0=C2=
=A0 (red)</div><div><br></div><div>The justification for doing this, as Rob=
suggested, is to get more people afield in more poorly-worked counties, su=
bmitting records to this listserve, or posting photos to iNaturalist, etc. =
-- to get more recent records for the species and counties across its range=
in the state -- not to mention adding new county records.=C2=A0 A species =
such as Barred Yellow, where a species has most counties in red, is clearly=
declining:</div><div><br></div><div>

<a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/nbnc/a=
/accounts.php?acctID=3D21__;!!OToaGQ!uUwulRZ66or-uHWocWi_X_oe51lcpbycwq5rfV=
J1IpOiJekX7hzL3qx8NMqmXj6sKnsWU0uABBjX3Lb2uM4dcg$">Butterflies of North Car=
olina (ncparks.gov)</a> <br></div><div><br></div><div>whereas a species suc=
h as Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, with most counties in green, is either comm=
on (or easily found) or is increasing.</div><div><br></div><div>

<a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/nbnc/a=
/accounts.php?acctID=3D5__;!!OToaGQ!uUwulRZ66or-uHWocWi_X_oe51lcpbycwq5rfVJ=
1IpOiJekX7hzL3qx8NMqmXj6sKnsWU0uABBjX3La-NGd-Ww$">Butterflies of North Caro=
lina (ncparks.gov)</a>

</div><div><br></div><div>

<br>

</div><div></div><div></div><div>I hope you like the &quot;new&quot; maps!=
=C2=A0=C2=A0 Good butterflying, and make sure you post your sightings!</div=
><div><br></div><div>Harry LeGrand</div><div>Raleigh<br></div><div><br></di=
v><div><br></div></div>

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