Weekly Notes – October 20, 2013

Fall is all about color and I have found some butterflies and blossoms still lingering in amongst the fallen leaves not to mention the brook trout are spawning.

Butterflies, moths and caterpillars

It’s caterpillar season, did you know that Butterflies and Moths make up the order Lepidoptera? Learn the difference and discover a resource to identify these beautiful insects.

Weekly Notes – September 1, 2013

Calico lobsters, monarch butterflies on the decline and fall migration has begun in this week’s Maine Nature News.

Weekly Notes, August 18, 2013

Don’t Move Firewood! Asian Longhorned Beetles, Mourning Doves and Least Terns. Please report Monarch sightings!

Weekly Notes, August 4, 2013

Butterflies and Piping Plovers in this week’s Maine Nature News.

Weekly Notes, June 23, 2013

Butterflies, Treefrogs, Fawns and more in this week’s Maine Nature News.

Caterpillar Identication

I found this critter in Calais on an old RR track munching on a Balsam poplar. Can’t find it in any of my bug books. Any suggestions? Cheers, FG

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 […]

Damaged Monarch Butterfly – Skowhegan (Map 3)

I took the first one just as a shower was starting. I was surprised that the butterfly did not move. Looking at the photo I saw that the wing is damaged. I went back after the heavy downpour and the butterfly was still there. Took another 2 pictures and saw that there is actually a […]

Mushrooms and Pests – Skowhegan (Map 3)

All the rain and high humidity are producing lots of mushrooms in new places. This clump appeared yesterday right next to a huge oak stump. They look a lot like the edible field mushrooms but I can’t be sure. Any ideas? (Please send them to the reports email address.) Today I looked at my tomato […]