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					2003 NABA Nothern Crescents Butterfly Counts
Duluth, MN and Surrounding Area (see more years on bottom colored tabs)
                                   Jun 14        Jun 29         Jul 2          Jul 12      July 26
                               Boulder Lake   Moose Lake   Bear Trap        Grand        Enger Park
SPECIES                        Area           State Park   Junction         Marais, MN                Total
American Lady                                         1             1                                     2
Azure, Spring                          11                                                                11
Azure, Summer                                                                                             0
Blue, Eastern Tailed                                                                                      0
Blue, Greenish                                                                                            0
Blue, Northern (Nabokov's)                                                       104                    104
Blue, Silvery                                         2                           18                     20
Blue, Western Tailed                                                                                      0
Cabbage White                                         1                                         1         2
Checkerspot, Baltimore                                               1                                    1
Checkerspot, Harris'                                  2             13                                   15
Checkerspot, Silvery                   15             3             64             7                     89
Comma, Eastern                                                                                            0
Comma, Gray                                                                                               0
Comma, Green                                                                                              0
Comma, Hoary                            1                                                                 1
Common Buckeye                                                                                            0
Common Ringlet                                        3             6              2                     11
Common Wood-Nymph                                                                  1          15         16
Compton Tortoiseshell                                                                                     0
Copper, American                                                                                          0
Copper, Bog                                                         1                                     1
Copper, Bronze                                                      1                                     1
Copper, Dorcas                                                                                            0
Crescent, Northern                      8           14           125             225            1       373
Crescent, Pearl                         1                         16               2                     19
Crescent, Tawny                                                    2               7                      9
Elfin Eastern Pine                                                                                        0
Elfin, Brown                                                                                              0
Elfin, Western Pine                                                                                       0
Eyed Brown                                                           5                                    5
Fritillary, Aphrodite                                                2             3            1         6
Fritillary, Atlantis                                  2             21            42                     65
Fritillary, Bog                                                                                           0
Fritillary, Freija                                                                                        0
Fritillary, Great Spangled                            4             2              2                      8
Fritillary, Meadow                      1                                          1                      2
Fritillary, Silver-bordered                                         24                                   24
Fritillary, Variegated                                                                                    0
Hairstreak, Acadian                                                                                       0
Hairstreak, Banded                                                                                        0
Hairstreak, Coral                                                                               1         1
Hairstreak, Edwards'                                                                                      0
Hairstreak, Hickory                                                                                       0
Hairstreak, Purplish                                                                                      0
Hairstreak, Striped                                                                             6         6
Harvester                                                                                                 0
Milbert's Tortoiseshell                              2               4                                    6
Monarch                                 6           13              10                          1        30
Mourning Cloak                                                                                            0
Mustard White                                                                                             0
Northern Pearly-eye                                   6             3             14            2        25
Painted Lady                                                        1                                     1
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                                Boulder Lake       Moose Lake   Bear Trap           Grand        Enger Park
SPECIES                         Area               State Park   Junction            Marais, MN                      Total
Question Mark                                                                                                           0
Red Admiral                                               2                                                             2
Red Spotted Purple                                                                                                      0
Satyr, Little Wood                         5             30                2                                           37
Skipper, Arctic                            3                                                                            3
Skipper, Black Dash                                                                                                     0
Skipper, Common Checkered
Skipper, Dreamy Duskywing                                                                  1                             1
Skipper, Dun                                                                                              1              1
Skipper, European                                                                         20              1             21
Skipper, Hobomok                           1                                               1                             2
Skipper, Indian                                                                                                          0
Skipper, Juvenal's                                                                                                       0
Skipper, Least                                                                                                           0
Skipper, Long Dash                                                                                                       0
Skipper, Northern Broken Dash                                                                                            0
Skipper, Northern Cloudywing               5                                                                             5
Skipper, Peck’s                                                                                                          0
Skipper, Silver Spotted                                                                                                  0
Skipper, Sleepy Duskywing                                                                                                0
Skipper, Tawny-edged                                                                       1                             1
Sulphur, Clouded                                                                                                         0
Sulphur, Orange                                                                                                          0
Sulphur, Pink-edged                                                                       64                            64
Swallowtail, Black                                                                                                       0
Swallowtail, Canadian Tiger                1              5                3               5                            14
Viceroy                                                   1                                                              1
White Admiral                                             3              6                15              2             26
Total Invididuals                         58             94            313               535             32          1032
Total Species                             12             17             22                20             11             82
Number of Observers                        5              4              1                 ?             16             26
Hours Spent                                3            2.5              3                 ?              ?            8.5
Weather                         Sunny, warm        ?                                             Near 90° w/
                                                                                                 high humidity,
                                                                                                 but the
                                                                                                 showers
                                                                                                 forecasted
                                                                                                 stayed away



NOTES                           We saw a                        3.7 mile route,                  On Saturday
                                number of                       includes a                       July 26 the
                                Monarch eggs                    couple of                        sun smiled
                                on Common                       wooded trails. I                 down on
                                MW, plus 5 1st                  must admit I felt                Enger Park
                                instars. Also                   a little                         and we smiled
                                observed a                      overwhelmed a                    at the
                                Silvery egg-                    few times with                   butterflies. Our
                                laying on a Wild                the Crescents &                  Muriel Shirey
                                Rose                            checkerspots.                    Memorial
                                                                And, two years                   Butterfly
                                                                ago I never                      Count
                                                                would have                       attracted 16
                                                                guessed that                     people,
                                                                this year's count                including 2
                                                                would include                    from the DNT
                                                                zero whites and                  and one from
                                                                sulfurs!                         TV 6.




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2004 NABA Nothern Crescents Butterfly Counts
Duluth, MN and Surrounding Area (see more years on bottom colored tabs)
                                 Jun 12        Jun 19         Jul 3          Jul 17        Jul 18        July 25
                              Boulder Lake Moose Lake    Bear Trap        Pederson's   Grand          Enger Park
                              Area         State Park    Junction         Gardens (WI) Marais, MN
                                                                                       data missing
SPECIES                                                                                                            Total
American Lady                         1             1                                                         1        3
Azure, Spring                         8             1                                                                  9
Azure, Summer                                                                                                          0
Blue, Eastern Tailed                                                                                                   0
Blue, Greenish                                                                                                         0
Blue, Northern (Nabokov's)                                                                                             0
Blue, Silvery                         1             3                                                                  4
Blue, Western Tailed                                                                                                   0
Cabbage White                         1                                          2                                     3
Checkerspot, Baltimore                                                           8                            1        9
Checkerspot, Harris'                                              3                                                    3
Checkerspot, Silvery                                              6              2                                     8
Comma, Eastern                                                                                                         0
Comma, Gray                                                                                                            0
Comma, Green                                                                                                           0
Comma, Hoary                                                                                                           0
Common Buckeye                                                                                                         0
Common Ringlet                                                   17              1                                    18
Common Wood-Nymph                                                                                             2        2
Compton Tortoiseshell                                                                                                  0
Copper, American                                                                                                       0
Copper, Bog                                                                                                            0
Copper, Bronze                                                                                                         0
Copper, Dorcas                                                                                                         0
Crescent, Northern                                11             34             17                            1       63
Crescent, Pearl                                                                                                        0
Crescent, Tawny                                                                                                        0
Elfin Eastern Pine                    2                                                                                2
Elfin, Brown                                                                                                           0
Elfin, Western Pine                                                                                                    0
Eyed Brown                                                                                                             0
Fritillary, Aphrodite                                             1              1                                     2
Fritillary, Atlantis                                                             9                                     9
Fritillary, Bog                                                                                                        0
Fritillary, Freija                                                                                                     0
Fritillary, Great Spangled                                                       3                                     3
Fritillary, Meadow                                                                                                     0
Fritillary, Silver-bordered                                       1                                                    1
Fritillary, Variegated                                                                                                 0
Hairstreak, Acadian                                                                                                    0
Hairstreak, Banded                                                                                                     0
Hairstreak, Coral                                                                                             5        5
Hairstreak, Edwards'                                                                                                   0
Hairstreak, Hickory                                                                                                    0
Hairstreak, Purplish                                                                                                   0
Hairstreak, Striped                                                                                                    0
Harvester                             1                                                                                1
Milbert's Tortoiseshell                                           3                                                    3
Monarch                                             6             1                                                    7
Mourning Cloak                                      2                                                         1        3
Mustard White                         1             4                                                                  5
Northern Pearly-eye                                               1              2                            1        4
Painted Lady                          2             1                                                                  3
Question Mark                                                                                                                     0
Red Admiral                                                                                                                       0
Red Spotted Purple                                                                                                                0
Satyr, Little Wood                                      9              4                  5                                      18
Skipper, Arctic                           2            16                                                                        18
Skipper, Black Dash                                                                                                               0
Skipper, Common Checkered
Skipper, Dreamy Duskywing                 2            1               1                                                           4
Skipper, Dun                                                                             1                                         1
Skipper, European                                                    96                 11                             2         109
Skipper, Hobomok                          1            15             3                                                           19
Skipper, Indian                                                                                                                    0
Skipper, Juvenal's Duskywing                           1                                                                           1
Skipper, Least                            4                                                                                        4
Skipper, Long Dash                                                                        1                                        1
Skipper, Northern Broken Dash                                                                                                      0
Skipper, Northern Cloudywing              2                            3                                                           5
Skipper, Peck’s                                                                                                                    0
Skipper, Silver Spotted                                                                                                            0
Skipper, Sleepy Duskywing                 1                                                                                        1
Skipper, Tawny-edged                                                                                                   1           1
Sulphur, Clouded                                       1                                                                           1
Sulphur, Orange                           3                                                                                        3
Sulphur, Pink-edged                                                                                                                0
Swallowtail, Black                                                                                                                 0
Swallowtail, Canadian Tiger               1            4              3                   1                                        9
Viceroy                                                               1                                                            1
White Admiral                                                         5                                                            5
Total Invididuals                       33             76           183                 64             0             15          371
Total Species                           16             15            17                 14             0              9           71
Number of Observers                                                                                                   7            7
Hours Spent                                                                                                           3            3
Weather                         Note: Spring       ?        ?                   ?                  ?       Sunny 71° to
                                2004 was very                                                              82°, with
                                cold and wet -                                                             moderate
                                much fungus                                                                breeze.
                                w/ Monarch
                                larvae



NOTES                           "Butterflies of             We also saw         There is a                 Those of you at
                                the Day" were               one 2nd instar      good-sized                 the count who
                                the Harvester               Monarch and         patch of                   left first will see
                                and Brown                   one 3rd instar      common                     some
                                Elfins, since               on Common           milkweed at                additions.
                                they were first-            Milkweed, plus      Anna-Gene                  Doreen noticed
                                time-ever                   many 1st (?)        Park, but there            an (injured)
                                sightings for               instar American     were no                    Baltimore
                                several people              Lady caterpillars   Monarch eggs,              Checkerspot as
                                in the group.               on Pearly           caterpillars, or           she was about
                                                            Everlasting.        adults. :(                 to leave, and
                                                                                                           then spotted an
                                                                                                           American Lady
                                                                                                           in the gardens.
                                                                                                           So I offered to
2005 NABA Nothern Crescents Butterfly Counts
Duluth, MN and Surrounding Area (see more years on bottom colored tabs)
                                 Jun ?      Jun 25      Jul 4       Jul 9      Jul 20    July 25     Jul 17
                              Boulder     Moose Lake Bear Trap   Grand      McNair Site Enger      Pederson's
                              Lake Area   State Park Junction    Marais, MN 2nd annual Park        Gardens
                              MISSING                            MISSING                           (WI)
SPECIES                                                                                                         Total
American Lady                                              2                      1                     1           4
Azure, Spring                                   1                                                                   1
Azure, Summer                                                                                           4           4
Blue, Eastern Tailed                                                                                    2           2
Blue, Greenish                                                                    1                                 1
Blue, Northern (Nabokov's)                                                       21                                21
Blue, Silvery                                                                                                       0
Blue, Western Tailed                            1                                                                   1
Cabbage White                                                                                           4           4
Checkerspot, Baltimore                                     1                                            1           2
Checkerspot, Harris'                            1          1                                                        2
Checkerspot, Silvery                            5                                                                   5
Comma, Eastern                                                                                                      0
Comma, Gray                                                                       1                     2           3
Comma, Green                                                                                                        0
Comma, Hoary                                                                                                        0
Common Buckeye                                                                                                      0
Common Ringlet                                  5          4                      2                                11
Common Wood-Nymph                                                                 2         4          20          26
Compton Tortoiseshell                                                                                               0
Copper, American                                                                                                    0
Copper, Bog                                                                                                         0
Copper, Bronze                                                                                                      0
Copper, Dorcas                                                                    7                                 7
Crescent, Northern                             16         16                      5                                37
Crescent, Pearl                                                                                                     0
Crescent, Tawny                                                                                                     0
Elfin Eastern Pine                                                                                                  0
Elfin, Brown                                                                                                        0
Elfin, Western Pine                                                                                                 0
Eyed Brown                                                 6                                                        6
Fritillary, Aphrodite                                                                                               0
Fritillary, Atlantis                            1          1                      5                     4          11
Fritillary, Bog                                                                                                     0
Fritillary, Freija                                                                3                                 3
Fritillary, Great Spangled                                                                              1           1
Fritillary, Meadow                                                                                      2           2
Fritillary, Silver-bordered                     1          3                                                        4
Fritillary, Variegated                                                                                              0
Hairstreak, Acadian                                                                                                 0
Hairstreak, Banded                                                                                                  0
Hairstreak, Coral                                                                           4                       4
Hairstreak, Edwards'                                                                                                0
Hairstreak, Hickory                                                                                                 0
Hairstreak, Purplish                                                                                                0
Hairstreak, Striped                                                                         2                       2
Harvester                                                                                                           0
Milbert's Tortoiseshell                         1          4                      7         1           7          20
Monarch                                        19          7                      5                     5          36
Mourning Cloak                                                                    1                                 1
Mustard White                                                                     1                                 1
Northern Pearly-eye                             2          7                      2                     2          13
Painted Lady                                                                      4         2                       6
Question Mark                                                                                                                  0
Red Admiral                                                        2                                                           2
Red Spotted Purple                                                                                                             0
Satyr, Little Wood                                   3                                                                         3
Skipper, Arctic                                      2                                                                         2
Skipper, Black Dash                                                                                                            0
Skipper, Common Checkered
Skipper, Dreamy Duskywing                                                                                                       0
Skipper, Dun                                         4             1                   3                              4        12
Skipper, European                                    6             0                  10                                       16
Skipper, Hobomok                                     2             2                                                            4
Skipper, Indian                                                                                                                 0
Skipper, Juvenal's                                                                                                              0
Skipper, Least                                                                                                                  0
Skipper, Long Dash                                                 1                                                            1
Skipper, Northern Broken Dash                                                                                                   0
Skipper, Northern Cloudywing                                                                                                    0
Skipper, Peck’s                                                                         1                                       1
Skipper, Silver Spotted                                                                                                         0
Skipper, Sleepy Duskywing                                                                                                       0
Skipper, Tawny-edged                                               1                   1                             1          3
Sulphur, Clouded                                                   4                  36              2             14         56
Sulphur, Orange                                                                                                                 0
Sulphur, Pink-edged                                                                     1                                       1
Swallowtail, Black                                                                                    1                         1
Swallowtail, Canadian Tiger                          3             5                                                  1         9
Viceroy                                                                                                                         0
White Admiral                                       7              7                  3              3                         20
Total Invididuals                   0              80             75        0       123             19              75        372
Total Species                       0              18             20        0        23              8              17         86
Number of Observers                                 5              5                  4              5               5         24
Hours Spent                                                                                                                     0
Weather                     Note: Spring    perfect for     partly sunny,       Forecast of     temps in       temps high
                            2004 was        butterflying:   temps in the        scattered T-    the mid        60's to mid
                            very cold and   sunny, 0-5      mid and high        storms, but     80's and       70's, sunny,
                            wet - much      mph wind,       70's - the          got blue        mostly         and
                            fungus w/       temps in the    showers             skies & low     sunny          moderate
                            Monarch         high 70's.      stayed away.        80's instead.   skies with a   breeze.
                            larvae                                                              moderate
                                                                                                breeze.
NOTES   "Butterflies of    1 Monarch          European         8 species,     Common
        the Day" were      egg, 3 1st         Skipper          19             Milkweed at
        the Harvester      instars, 6 2nd     estimated at     individuals.   Anna-Gene
        and Brown          instars, & 4       25,000 - left    (For           Park looked
        Elfins, since      3rd instars (all   out of the       comparison,    much better
        they were first-   on Common          grid to           we saw 11     this year.
        time-ever          Milkweed).         prevent          species        We counted
        sightings for      (To compare,       skewed tallies   and 32         the following
        several            last year on                        individuals     stages of
        people in the      6/19 we saw        Many catters:    in 2003, 9     Monarchs
        group.             76 individuals     American         species        there: egg 2,
                           of 15 species,     Lady (on         and 15         1st instar 3,
                           incl only 6        Pearly           individuals    2nd instar 6,
                           Monarchs)          Everlasting) -   in 2004.       3rd instar 3,
                                              16               This is in     4th instar 3,
                                              Monarch (on      line with      5th instar 5,
                                              Common           my own         chrysalis 1.
                                              Milkweed) - 4    counts in
                                              eggs, 2 1st      Saginaw
                                              instar, 5 2nd    where 2003
                                              instar, 4 3rd    was a
                                              instar, 9 4th    much
                                              instar, and      better year
                                              17 fat 5th       than the
                                              instar           last 2.)
June 20, 2005                                      (continued) Apparently greenish
Not an official count, but Notable:                blues have emerged since my last
                                                   visit and are now more common
Yesterday and today I observed the largest         than silvery blues. I checked to be
number of American Ladies near the house           sure that the checkerspots weren't
and off Pine Mt. Rd since we moved here.           either Harris' or the Gorgone
Yesterday, I watched a female lay eggs on          checkerspot.
some of the Oriental Poppy plants in two of
our flower beds. I broke off one leaf and          The numbers of most species
observed the egg under the microscope. My          (except the American Lady) this
references do not list poppy as a larval food      year remain low to very low and
host for either the painted or American Lady.      several, e.g. Compton
If and when the egg hatches I will watch to        Tortoiseshell, Monarchs and
see if the larva will eat poppy. In the past two   Tawny Edged Skippers have not
days I have seen a Hobomok and a Dun               been seen. However, things seem
Skipper on our flowers. Today there was a          to be slowly improving. I hope
group of five tigers on wet soil near the          some will still be around for the
garage and another one flying nearby and a         July 9th Count. Dave
female clouded sulphur. This afternoon, on a
trip to Pine Mt. Road I saw lots of crescents
(northern) for the first time this year, a
Milbert's, a Dun Skipper, a possible Northern
Dusky Wing, a Common Ringlet, a few tigers,
two mourning cloaks, several silvery
checkerspots and lots of greenish blues.
2006 NABA Nothern Crescents Butterfly Counts
Duluth, MN and Surrounding Area (see more years on bottom colored tabs)
                                Jun 10      Jun 24       Jul 3                   Jul 15        Jul 22       Jul 22
                              Boulder     Moose Lake Bear Trap   Grand        McNair Site   Pederson's   Enger Park
                              Lake Area   State Park Junction    Marais, MN   3rd annual    Gardens
SPECIES                                                                                     (WI)                      Total
American Lady                       1                                                                                     1
Azure, Spring                       2           1           1                        2                                    6
Azure, Summer                                                                                     1             2         3
Blue, Eastern Tailed                                        1                                     2                       3
Blue, Greenish                                                                      8                                     8
Blue, Northern (Nabokov's)                                                         12                                    12
Blue, Silvery                                                                                                             0
Blue, Western Tailed                                                                                                      0
Cabbage White                                   1           2                        1           12             1        17
Checkerspot, Baltimore                                     11                                                            11
Checkerspot, Harris'                                                                                                      0
Checkerspot, Silvery                1           1           2                                                             4
Comma, Eastern                                                                                                            0
Comma, Gray                                                                                                               0
Comma, Green                        3                                                                                     3
Comma, Hoary                                                                                                              0
Common Buckeye                                                                                                            0
Common Wood-Nymph                                           7                        4            6                      17
Compton Tortoiseshell                                                                                                     0
Copper, American                                                                                                          0
Copper, Bog                                                                                                               0
Copper, Bronze                                              2                                                             2
Copper, Dorcas                                                                       1                                    1
Crescent, Northern                  4          54          44                        9                                  111
Crescent, Pearl                                                                                                           0
Crescent, Tawny                                                                                                           0
Elfin Eastern Pine                                                                                                        0
Elfin, Brown                                                                                                              0
Elfin, Western Pine                                                                                                       0
Eyed Brown                                      1          22                                                            23
Fritillary, Aphrodite                                                                                                     0
Fritillary, Atlantis                            2          18                        7            3                      30
Fritillary, Bog                                                                                                           0
Fritillary, Freija                                                                   3                                    3
Fritillary, Great Spangled                                 10                                     8                      18
Fritillary, Meadow                              1                                    1            2                       4
Fritillary, Silver-bordered                                11                        1            1                      13
Fritillary, Variegated                                                                            1                       1
Hairstreak, Acadian                                                                                                       0
Hairstreak, Banded                                                                                                        0
Hairstreak, Coral                                                                    2                                    2
Hairstreak, Edwards'                                                                                                      0
Hairstreak, Hickory                                                                                                       0
Hairstreak, Purplish                                                                                                      0
Hairstreak, Striped                                                                                                       0
Harvester                                                   3                                                             3
Milbert's Tortoiseshell                         1           4                                     3                       8
Monarch                           17           29          14                        3            4             1        68
Mourning Cloak                     2            1                                                                         3
Mustard White                                                                                                             0
Northern Pearly-eye                            63          12                        1                                   76
Painted Lady                                                                                                              0
Question Mark                                               1                                                             1
Red Admiral                                                                                                               0
Red Spotted Purple                                                                                                                         0
Satyr, Little Wood                     5                  3                                                                                8
Skipper, Arctic                        3                  1                                                                                4
Skipper, Black Dash                    1                                                                                                   1
Skipper, Common Checkered
Skipper, Dreamy Duskywing              6                                                                                                    6
Skipper, Dun                                                                7                  17              23                5         52
Skipper, European                                       41                  0                  29               2                1         73
Skipper, Hobomok                      17                 2                                                                                 19
Skipper, Indian                                          1                  3                                                               4
Skipper, Juvenal's                                                                                                                          0
Skipper, Least                                            1                                                                                 1
Skipper, Long Dash                                        3                                                                                 3
Skipper, Northern Broken Dash                                                                                                               0
Skipper, Northern Cloudywing                              1                                                                                 1
Skipper, Peck’s                                           2                 3                    3               2                         10
Skipper, Silver Spotted                                                                                                                     0
Skipper, Sleepy Duskywing                                                                                                                   0
Skipper, Tawny-edged                                                                                                                        0
Sulphur, Clouded                                                                                                 7                          7
Sulphur, Orange                                                                                                                             0
Sulphur, Pink-edged                                                                            16                                          16
Swallowtail, Black                                                                                               3               3          6
Swallowtail, Canadian Tiger           29                  3                 2                                                              34
Viceroy                                                                                                          1                          1
White Admiral                          4                8                11                     2                                2         27
Total Invididuals                     95              221               191          0        122              81               15        725
Total Species                         14               22                23          0         19              17                7        102
Number of Observers                    9                4                 6                     5              15                6         45
Hours Spent                                                                                                                                 0
Weather                         weather was     Sun 10%-           Sun 80%-              HOT sun                         Sun 50%-
                                more            90%, temps         90%, temps            100% temps                      99%, temps
                                accommodati     72-78 degrees      72-80                 83-95                           72-75
                                ng this year:   F, wind            degrees F,            degrees F,                      degrees F,
                                sun 80-90%,     easterly at 0-     wind at 0-15          wind at 5-15                    wind 5-12
                                temps 56-63     10 mph             mph                   mph. Steady                     mph -
                                degrees F,                                               breeze                          Extremely dry
                                wind easterly                                                                            conditions
                                at 5-15 mph




NOTES                           Good            1 Monarch          Clouds of                            In 2005 we       For
                                number of       egg, 5 1st         European                             saw 17           comparison,
                                Monarch         instars, 6 2nd     skippers est.                        species and      we saw 11
                                adults, we      instars, 1 3rd     33,000 not                           75               species and
                                also saw        instar, and 6      included in                          individuals.)    32 individuals
                                100+ eggs       4th instars (all   tally.                               Been 3 yrs       in 2003, 9
                                on Common       on Common                                               since I’ve       species and
                                Milkweed,       Milkweed).         Monarch                              seen             15 individuals
                                plus 78         (For               caterpillars on                      Variegated       in 2004, 8
                                Monarch         comparison,        Common                               Frit.            species and
                                caterpillars    in 2005 on         Milkweed: 2                                           19 individuals
                                including 26    June 25 we         2nd instar, 1                        The common       in 2005.
                                4th instars.    saw 80             3rd instar, 12                       MW at Anna-
                                                individuals of     4th instar,                          Gene Park
                                                18 species,        and 2 5th                            was in good
                                                including 19       instar.                              condition, but
                                                Monarch                                                 only 2
                                                adults)                                                 Monarch
                                                                                                        eggs.
2007 NABA Nothern Crescents Butterfly Counts
Duluth, MN and Surrounding Area (see more years on bottom colored tabs)
                                Jun 9     Jun 23      Jul 1     Jul 4      Jul 7      Jul 14     Jul 21     Jul 28
                              Boulder   Moose      Bear Trap Laurentian Grand      McNair Site Enger Park Pederson's
                              Lake Area Lake State Junction  Divide     Marais, MN                        Gardens
SPECIES                                 Park                                                                           Total
American Lady                    14          1          5         5                      2          1          2          30
Azure, Spring                     4          1                                                                             5
Azure, Summer                                                     4                                                        4
Blue, Eastern Tailed               1         2                                                                16          19
Blue, Greenish                                                              13          18                                31
Blue, Northern (Nabokov's)                                                   8           5                                13
Blue, Silvery                                                                                                              0
Blue, Western Tailed                         1          1                                                      2           4
Cabbage White                                                                                                 31          31
Checkerspot, Baltimore                                  1         3                                                        4
Checkerspot, Harris'                                    2                                1                                 3
Checkerspot, Silvery                         1                    6           1                                            8
Comma, Eastern                     1                                                                                       1
Comma, Gray                                             1                     1                                            2
Comma, Green                       2                                                                                       2
Comma, Hoary                                                                                                               0
Common Ringlet                     1         7                                           4                                12
Common Buckeye                     6                                                                                       6
Common Wood-Nymph                                       1                                           4          5          10
Compton Tortoiseshell                                             1                                                        1
Copper, American                                                                                               1           1
Copper, Bog                                                                                                                0
Copper, Bronze                                                   14                                                       14
Copper, Dorcas                                                                           4                                 4
Crescent, Northern                 5        36         65        44         32          24                     1         207
Crescent, Pearl                                                                                                            0
Crescent, Tawny                                                               3                                            3
Elfin Eastern Pine                 2                                                                                       2
Elfin, Brown                       1                                                                                       1
Elfin, Western Pine                                                                                                        0
Eyed Brown                                              7         8                      2                                17
Fritillary, Aphrodite                        1                                                                             1
Fritillary, Atlantis                         1         21         9           4         14                     5          54
Fritillary, Bog                                                                                                            0
Fritillary, Freija                                                                                                         0
Fritillary, Great Spangled                              2                                2                    19          23
Fritillary, Meadow                                                            1          1                     2           4
Fritillary, Silver-bordered        2         1          6         3           1          1                     1          15
Fritillary, Variegated                                                                                         2           2
Hairstreak, Acadian                                                                                                        0
Hairstreak, Banded                                                                                                         0
Hairstreak, Coral                                                                        4                                 4
Hairstreak, Coral                                                                                   4                      4
Hairstreak, Edwards'                                                                                                       0
Hairstreak, Hickory                                                                                                        0
Hairstreak, Purplish                                                                                                       0
Hairstreak, Striped                                                                                                        0
Harvester                                    1                                                                             1
Milbert's Tortoiseshell                      2          2                                                      1           5
Monarch                          30         56         14                     2                                9         111
Mourning Cloak                   10          1                    4           3          1                                19
Mustard White                                2                                                                             2
Northern Pearly-eye                         55          6         5           9          8          1                     84
Painted Lady                                                                                                               0
Question Mark                                                                 1                                                         1
Red Admiral                           5                            9          1     1                                        1         17
Red Spotted Purple                                                                                                                      0
Satyr, Little Wood                                  12             1         10                 1                                      24
Skipper, Arctic                       8              3                                                                                 11
Skipper, Black Dash                                                                                                                     0
Skipper, Common Checkered             2
Skipper, Dreamy Duskywing             6                                                                                                  6
Skipper, Dun                          1                            2           8    1          12              2            33          59
Skipper, European                                   26             0         125    7          15                                      173
Skipper, Hobomok                      2              3             1           1                2                                        9
Skipper, Indian                                                                                                                          0
Skipper, Juvenal's                                                                                                                       0
Skipper, Least                                                                                                                           0
Skipper, Long Dash                                   3             7          1                 1                                       12
Skipper, Northern Broken Dash                        1                                                                                   1
Skipper, Northern Cloudywing                                                                                                             0
Skipper, Peck’s                                                    1                            2              1                         4
Skipper, Silver Spotted                                                                                                                  0
Skipper, Sleepy Duskywing             1                                                                                                  1
Skipper, Tawny-edged                                               2          2     2                                                    6
Sulphur, Clouded                      3                                       8     1           8                            2          22
Sulphur, Orange                       5              1                                                                       8          14
Sulphur, Pink-edged                                                                10           3                                       13
Swallowtail, Black                                                                                                                       0
Swallowtail, Canadian Tiger          38             2             4           5     5                                                   54
Viceroy                                             1             1                                                                      2
White Admiral                                       4             5           11     3                         1                        24
Total Invididuals                  150            225           167          279   108       135              14          141         1219
Total Species                       23             26            25           23    20        23               7           18          165
Number of Observers                  9              8             6            4     5         3              10            8           53
Hours Spent                                                                                                                              0
Weather                         Sun 30-        Started        Pleasant:  ?               Mostly          Sun 95%,      mostly
                                70%, temps     overcast w/    hazy-sunny                 sunny,          temps 75-77   sunny skies,
                                70-77          70 degs, but   skies,                     temps 62-       degrees F,    temperatures
                                degrees F,     saw B's        temps 66-                  74 degrees      wind 0-10      of 76-86
                                wind           right away.    72 degrees                 F, wind at 5-   mph. VERY     degrees,
                                southerly at   Winds SW       F, wind 5-                 15 mph.         DRY           and a
                                0-15 mph       at 0-10        15 mph.                                    SUMMER.       northerly
                                               mph. Sky                                                                breeze at 0-
                                               cleared, hit                                                            10 mph.
                                               85, with
                                               high
                                               humidity.
NOTES   First         (in 2006 on      estimated   ?   Totals were      23 species      7 species        Never so
        Buckeye       June 24 we       7,500           20 species       and 135         and 14           many Tailed-
        Spotted.      saw 222          European        and 108          individuals.    individuals.     blues in 1
                      individuals      Skippers        individuals.     (In 2006 we     (For             day. Best
        This          of 23            listed as       Even though      saw 19          comparison,      reat was 2
        compares      species.)        zero so as      the numbers      species and     we saw 11        Variegated
        well with the We also          not to skew     were low for     122             species and      Frits flying
        15 species saw many            the             some             individuals.)   32               together;
        and 96        Monarch          individuals     species, e.g.                    individuals in   I’ve never
        individuals   1st, 2nd,        count.          the Northern                     2003, 9          seen more
        we saw on 3rd, and 4th                         Blue, the                        species and      than 1 in an
        June 10 last instars.                          Atlantis                         15               entire
        year. Along                                    Fritillary and                   individuals in   season.
        with the      This is not                      the White                        2004, 8          (Last year’s
        good          the first time                   Admiral,                         species and      lone
        number of     I have seen                      the number                       19               Variegated,
        Monarch       Eastern                          of species                       individuals in   BTW, was
        adults, we    Tailed-                          recorded                         2005, 7          also at
        also saw      Blues and                        was up from                      species and      Pederson’s)
        150+ eggs     Western                          last year's                      15               The
        on Common Tailed-                              low of only 14                   individuals in   common
        Milkweed,     Blues within                                                      2006.)           MW at Anna-
        plus 19       a few feet of                                                                      Gene Park
        Monarch       each other                                                                         was in great
        caterpillars at Moose                                                                            condition.
        including 14 Lake State                                                                          No eggs or
        2nd instars. Park (every                                                                         catters, but
                      time has                                                                           there were 5
                      been on the                                                                        fresh
                      southern-                                                                          Monarch
                      most                                                                               adults
                      portion of                                                                         enjoying the
                      Rolling Hills                                                                      nectar.
                      Trail).
                      Apparently
                      the ranges
                      of these two
                      species
                      meet in the

				
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