Early Spring Butterflies

The American Lady and the Red Admiral apparently don’t hibernate here but migrate from the south. I have not been able to find out how far south. The Mourning cloak does hibernate here.

In anticipation of two more summers of butterfly survey work, we are considering another Saturday MBS training workshop this coming June (date to be announced) at Colby College. This workshop is designed for people who would like to participate in MBS for the first time, people who have been contributing but never attended a formal training session with us, or members who have been to a workshop in the past, but have not participated actively in sampling and feel they might like a refresher session before going into the field during the next two summers. If you or someone you know fits this description, then please have them contact Herb Wilson at Colby College ASAP (WHWilson@colby.edu) so that we can determine whether there is sufficient interest to schedule the workshop.

American Lady Butterfly

American Lady Butterfly, wings closed

Mourning Cloak

Red Admiral Butterfly

Red Admiral Butterfly