Diary – 2013

CODES – BF=Bronze Fennel, LE = Laying Eggs, ST = SwallowTail, ETB = Eastern tailed blue, SSK = silver spotted skipper.

8/26/13 – 200 skippers – they are mainly Fiery and Pecks, plus a few SSK, some Dun, a couple Sootywing + others I can’t identify.

8/18/2013 – 3 yellow Tiger ST + 1 black, Ques. Mark, Spicebush LE, Red Admiral, Black ST LE bronze fennel + parsley, buckeye, Pipevine, Monarch (still no eggs), Red Admiral, 50 skippers, Silver Spotted Skipper,  ETB. Grey hairstreak

8/8/13 – Giant ST LE on Rue and Hop Tree – Cloudless Sulphur LE on Partridge Pea I counted 22 eggs, but I’m sure there are more. Little Yellow – TST yellow and black – Giant ST nec on lantana – Buckeye – Question Mark LE hackberry – BST eggs and larvae on BF –

8/3/13 – Black ST 1 male and female LE on bronze fennel – Spicebush ST laying eggs on spicebush – Tiger ST black and yellow – Monarch (male) – Or. sulphur – red admiral – 2 silver spotted skipper – 5 Cab whites – LOTS of skippers – Eastern tailed blue – Pearl Crescent -Hackberry – Cloudless Sulphur – Checkered White? – Summer Azure LE on PeeGee hydrangea,

7/23/13 – Giant ST – 2 Black ST, 2 Tiger ST,  Spicebush ST,2 male Monarchs – or. sulphur, 50 skippers, buckeye, red admiral, 2 silver-spotted skippers, 4 Cabbage whites, Eastern TB.   This week has been the best yet.

7/13 – Buckeye – PL – Or Sul – 2 fiery skipper

Test – cut Dianthus to ground

7/11 – BST – ETB – OR Sul – Reakirts Blue – Sum Azure

7/8 – Buckeye – Tiger ST – Summer Azure – Grey HS –

TEST – cut Daisy May and Daisy White Breeze to ground – then fertilized.

7/5 – 4 Cab Wh – Pearl Crescent + Great Spangle Frit –

7/4 – 2 Fiery skippers nec buddleia  – BST – PL – Grey HS

7/3 – BST – TST – Red Admiral – nec echinacea

6/30 – Red Admiral larvae on False Nettle.

6/29

  • 2 Black ST – 1 male – 1 female laying eggs on bronze fennel – not I also have larvae on that.
  • 1st Buckeye nec – slender mountain mint
  • talked to Charlotte – raised 15 Monarch larvae (ordered) – they all died.

6/28

  • Buckeye nec Slender MM
  • Orange sulphur
  • Black ST

6/27

  • Red Admiral
  • 2 orange sulphur nec lantana, coreopsis, shasta

6/25

  • 2 ETB
  • Red Admiral
  • Cloudless sulphur

6/23 – Red Admiral

6/21 – 2 orange sulphur nec VB

6/19

  • Cloudless Sulphur-
  • released 1 BST & 1 American Lady
  • larvae on pearly everlasting
  • cab white larvae
  • ETB
  • Fiery skipper
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