NABA hosts “Sightings“, a page where you may post your recent butterfly sightings. All sightings are welcome, but very unusual sightings will be labeled as “possible” unless accompanied by a recognizable photograph, or convincing description of the butterfly and the circumstances of its sighting.
Photos, such as this Pipevine Swallowtail, often accompany the butterfly lists, making Sightings a useful guide for new butterfliers who are learning to identify butterflies. Watch for sightings in your location to learn what butterflies might be seen in your garden or field trip!
The Summer issue of Butterfly Gardener magazine will be mailed to NABA members starting this week. The contents include:
Walmart To Kill (About To Be) Federally Endangered Bartram’s Scrub-Hairstreaks
Paving paradise to put up a parking lot? Perhaps so in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Globally imperilled habitat currently home to at least two rare butterflies, Bartram’s Scrub-Hairstreak, which is expected to be named to the endangered species list this summer, and the Atala, which almost went extinct in the middle of the 20th century, might soon become home to Walmart.
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