Black form of a female Eastern Tiger
Swallowtail was new to us.
See the article in the Summer 2010
American Butterflies magazine for
more information on this
Traveling butterfliers can get lots of help from NABA. Last August, in anticipation of some vacation time in North Carolina, we studied the most recent NABA count publication as a guide to likely hotspots, annual counts that we might join, and local butterfliers who might give us some guidance. Indeed, we found ourselves out with a nice and knowledgeable man, Doug Johnston, who took us to three locations we'd never have found on our own, plus his own house, as part of the Buncombe County, NC annual NABA count. The three of us recorded 46 species, some of which were new ones for us. We were also given directions to specific locations for Diana Fritillaries and Green Commas, both of which we saw. We got some good photos, met some really nice people, and had loads of fun.
Male and Female Zabulon Skipper.
A well marked skipper, common to the area,
was also new to us.
A rare Creole Pearly-eye that we found
in our cottage the first day in town.