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Matt,
I would love to add these to the VT database. If you are willing, can you
give me:
- start and end time for each place
- exact location
- area searched or length of walk
- estimate of numbers when you say +

Thanks,
Kent

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Kent McFarland
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
802.649.1431 x2

<http://vtecostudies.org/>

On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 6:43 PM, Matthew Arey <
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> Go West Young Man – Pownal, VT, Erving MA and Mt. Wachusett (Princeton MA)
> 7/8/16
>
> The weather anyplace east of let’s say I-91 was overcast, chilly and damp
> today. Maine or N.H. were also out of the question, so I decided to head
> westward to explore a few spots.
>
> Weather conditions were variable. In Pownal, VT it was mostly sunny, warm
> and near 85 deg.F
> Erving, MA a few more clouds but still warm. Mt. Wachusett, partly cloudy
> and a little cooler (around 75 deg.F).
>
> Indian Massacre Rd. – Pownal, Bennington Co. VT (sedge swamps)
>
> Spicebush Swallowtail (Pterourus troilus) 1 female, worn
>
> Viceroy (Limenitis archippus) 1
> Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) 5+
> Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma) 1
> American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiana) 2
> Appalachian Brown (Satyrodes appalachia) 15+, common
> Northern Pearly Eye (Enodia anthedon) 1
>
> Dion Skipper (Euphyes dion) 7 or 8, fresh
> Black Dash (Euphyes conspicua) 5+, fresh
> Mulberry Wing (Poanes massasoit) 10+, fresh
> Northern Broken Dash (Wallengrenia egeremet) 5+
> Silver Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) 3 or 4
>
> Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta) 2 or 3
> Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus) 1
>
> Roadside shrubby sedge swamp – Rt.2, Erving, Franklin Co. MA
>
> Interesting……
>
> Appalachian Brown (Satyrodes applachia) 2 or 3
>
> Black Dash (Eupyes conspicua) 12 to 15, very fresh
> *Two Spotted Skipper (Euphyes bimacula) 1 male, somewhat worn
> Mulberry Wing (Poanes massasoit) 2 or 3
> Delaware Skipper (Atrytone logan) 2, fresh
>
> Mt. Wachusett S.P. – Princeton, Worcester Co. MA
>
> Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Pterourus glaucus) 2
>
> Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) 35+, abundant
> Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite) 50+, super abundant. Never
> before had I seen this many Aprodite Frits at one place in one day. Dozens
> upon dozens coursing up and down the moist weedy / grassy ski slopes.
>
> Banded Purple (Limenitis arthemis arthemis) 1 male, worn
> Silver Bordered Fritillary (Clossiana selene) 10+
> Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) a few
> Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala ssp.) 3, very fresh
> Little Wood Satyr II (Megisto cymela) 10+
>
> Acadian Hairstreak (Satyrium acadica) 3 fresh
>
> Dun Skipper (Eupyes vestris) 5+
> Northern Broken Dash (Wallegrenia egeremet) 10+
> Peck’s Skipper (Polites peckius) 1 or 2
>
> Sulphurs & Whites – about a dozen or so around.
>
> Enjoy the rain this weekend (we do need it) – M. Arey
>
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