B. Pfeiffer, czar of winged creatures, tempted thusly:
> If you're not yet motivated to chase butterflies, this ought to do it:
That is a tasty one! Any tips for finding it? Glassberg's habitat
description ("beeches" as I recall) makes it sound somewhat
possible .... my heavily-forested block on the Winooski River has
plenty of beech stands.
I'm also interested in any tips on finding WV White before it's too
late. I know to look for toothwort, but where to look for suitable
toothwort habitat if I haven't already gotten it staked out?
... or maybe I'm being overly optimistic about my chances with
either of these species in my area.
In the same vein....information like last year's Eastern Pine Elfin
advisory would be extremely helpful for time-constrained butterfly
chasers like myself. I'm just not going to get out there very many
days, and anything to help focus the effort would be helpful. To wit,
I found pine elfin in about 20 minutes last Spring once the lep gurus
sent out a well-timed email indicating where I should look (dirt roads
adjacent to pine stands).
Playing a bit of butterfly catchup in year 5....
Ernest W. Buford
Rubenstein School of Environment
and Natural Resources
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405